Q. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you had one day break after the Davis Cup final, then you were back on the practice court.
RAFAEL NADAL: I had one day, one day. We finished at 7th, at 9th I was practicing.
Q. Over Christmas, did you practice Christmas Day?
RAFAEL NADAL: I don't know. Christmas Day. 24th yes. 25th, no, party.
Q. So it was really hard work all through the off‑season?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah. Last year I was injured. I had more time to practice. This year I finished 7th and I had only two weeks and a half. I did all in my hands practicing physically, and on court very hard. I think was a very good work.
Why did he not rest and restore full fitness? He pulled out of Davis cup final in the middle and continued practicing?
I also remember him saying in some other interview that he did not rest well in the off season and doesn't know how his body will hold in this tournament.