Does anyone here know why Nadal always gives Hamburg a miss, at least for the past 3 years? I mean.. it's a Masters Series after all.. and his last match in Hamburg was back in 2003.
If anyone knows what's Nadal's issue with Hamburg, kindly enlighten. Thanks.
In 2004, Nadal missed a couple of months of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot. He missed all but Estoril of the Euro clay court season pre and including French Open.
In 2005, he played a 5 hour plus final epic with Coria in Rome.
In 2006, he did the same but this time with Federer.
I suspect he will play Hamburg this year unless anything unforseen happens between now and Sunday.