Re: I feel really stupid but I have to ask.
Honestly, asking this kind of question in GM? You do know what douchebags post here, mate? Prepare to get insulted.
On topic, well I understand why you thought he was retired. No biggie imo.
Nadal is by far the most naturally talented player of all time and that is the reason his stay at the top is a lot longer than players like Federer etc were able to do.