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Old 01-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by DyronNix View Post
Kidb --

What the hell is going on with Rafa? He pulled out of the Australian Open today citing a stomach bug. Said he wouldn't be in grand slam form. The Aussie Open is still more than two weeks away.

I'm beginning to think the worst. Has his aggressive style finally caught up to his knees? Hard to imagine that he isn't ready to play after having not played since second round of Wimbledon. Color me skeptical, but Im not buying the stomach bug excuse. Poor guy.

The stomach bug excuse is nonsense.

I think that he probably decided he was better off saving his knees for the more forgiving clay courts rather than starting right off the bat on hard courts.

I'm bummed out, though, because I want to see him back on the courts competing.
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