Thanks Aileen , I just worry about his knee as I have experience of knee injuries as I used to play sport at a decent level and know how horrible it can make life if you over extend your body when trying to manage an injury or condition. I am sure he take's every precaution though.
I see where you're coming from now, but I think Andy learnt a very hard lesson when, as a teenager, he was forced to stop playing tennis for six months because he'd being over-doing it and could barely walk never mind run round a court. Indeed his tennis future was so much in doubt that he was actually learning to play wheelchair tennis.
I can only imagine Rafa's quality of life after he's called it a day , someone should have stopped Nadal a long tome ago from pulverizing his ligaments, his knee's must be wrecked.
I hate to think of Rafa's knees and what he's going to be like when he either stops or is forced to stop playing.
I read a report on his own website a while back which was written by the consultant who treated him, and he said that the tendons in his knees had completely degenerated!
He'd managed to patch them up but said that if Rafa didn't (a) change his style of play, and (b) cut down drastically on the number of tournaments he played, then they'd just degenerate again, and that this time that would be that, but from what I can see Rafa doesn't seem to be heeding this decidedly ominous warning.