Some pretty hot and heavy allegations going on here.
I am not sure that you could call them allegations, they are different people's interpretation of the data available to them, ie speculation. Speculation that is rife on the Internet.
1) Nadal has been off the tour due to a longstanding problem with his knees. He returns with no apparent signs of any knee problems. Understandably this causes some people to be puzzled and ask questions.
2) The Internet is rife with rumours about Nadal's links and involvement in doping, and has been for a while. This makes some people question if the long layoff was linked to drugs rather knees.
Dennis Compton had a problem with his knee joints. He played cricket and football into his late thirties. Kevin Pietersen has a knee problem. He has not had to retire from cricket.
Surely it depends on the nature of the knee problems and the demands of the sport. Cricket is very different to tennis.
According to expert medical opinion or just what you feel in your bones?
Nadal suffers from Tendinitis and Hoffa's disease. The Tendinitis seems to have been ongoing over several years. There are also various other things. One of the problems seems to be that no one has been able to pin down exactly what the problems are. The explanations from the Nadal camp seem to be quite changeable. Given these problems seem to be longstanding, I personally find it quite hard to believe that he can return from such a long layoff with no signs of a problem. It involves a suspension of disbelief that I personally can't manage. If other people can that's fine.
Sporting rituals may be odd but they are not signs of OCD. If he shows symptoms off court, that is another matter. Competitively, Nadal is mentally stronger than anyone except Djokovic. He hardly seems to be falling apart. This has nothing to do with drugs anyway.
I don't think the rituals are linked to drugs. I think they are way beyond the norm. Equally I have not watched enough sport to say if other sportspeople have such extreme rituals. Can you suggest anybody else who exhibits similar behaviour?
Right. You don't have anything on Nadal except the fact he was injured and came back from it.
I personally don't have anything on Nadal at all. I have never said that I did. What I have said is that if Nadal was ever outed as a drug user I would not personally be surprised. I think that there is enough out there in the electronic ether, not to make my opinions completely ridiculous. Others may and do disagree.
Just as a viewer couldn't tell who was doping in cycling, the same goes for tennis. Suspecting Lance Armstrong or anyone else would have been based on nothing. It is up to the administrators of the game to make sure testing is thorough.
I have cited the example of Armstrong simply because there were rumours about Armstrong and his doping seemingly for years. He denied it, and his supporters were foaming at the mouth about their hero being impugned. He had never failed a drugs test etc, etc.
To me there are enough similarities between Armstrong and Nadal to trigger suspicions in my admittedly cynical mind. Other may reach different conclusions.
Nadal, as far as we know has never been caught using drugs. The evidence would suggest therefor that he is clean.
Equally some of the things reported in the press and on the Internet, are sufficient to make small minded cynics such as myself wonder if Nadal, like Armstrong, is hiding something unsavoury.
As I have said many times before, these thoughts represent my personal opinion. They are not facts and I don't present them as such.
Other people, such as yourself have different opinions based on their interpretation of the information at their disposal.