i don't think nadal will want to skip events and lose the momentum. after all, the momentum he gathered starting from the clay season is what got him his first wimbledon and the #1 ranking last year.
physical and even mental fatigue is natural for any tennis player, even one of spartan origin.
good point. i could not agree more. he thrives on that clay season momentum and confidence. that is what takes him straight into Wimby with a highly tuned up ground game and a ton of confidence.
but back to the topic in question: Nole is quite rock solid off the ground. being just 21, he still has a huge upside.
now that you throw in the word "technically", he is right up there near the top. could be a little more consistent and could have a better slice. all that is coming.