Re: Will Nadal ever return to world number 1 again?
Impossible to answer without seeing how he comes back. If he returns playing well, then yes he has a big chance. There's no reason to believe he cannot bag up to 5000 points during the clay season. If he does that, and is fit enough to play almost all the big events, then he has a real chance.
Champions deserve whatever they win playing within the laws of the game