Confused. Thought he was now in Chile since the weekend. Have to say things don't sound too good for him at all. Really hope he doesn't try to come back too quickly or the top guys will mince him.
But as he says, he's got to come back sometime - if he wants to come back at all, that it - and I reckon these minor tournaments will be ideal as a starting point. I wasn't surprised he chickened out of Abu Dhabi. Given the competition, that would have been madness.
Yeah surely its going to affect his play whether its hurting him or not! There's always going to be that nagging thought in his head......if I run like the clappers for this ball is my knee gonna give way? I would be so panicking.
That's the psychological hurdle that all sportspersons have to face after returning from serious injury. Some will deal well with it, others not so well, but the longer Nadal puts off his return, the more that fear is going to prey on his mind. I must say though that the whole thing does not sound very promising, but only time will tell.