I've been hearing that Nadal's style wouldn't allow him to compete at the top for long since Nadal was 17 and yet, 7 years later he's number 1 in the world and has 7 GS to his name.
Yes, Nadal is fit enough. The harmstring issue was a minor thing really.
I am not talking about if he is fit 'right now', am asking that if you think he will be fit enough to have a long carrier like Federer.
17 is a young age, one feels like he-man at that age. You think that you can overshadow everyone with your power. Its only later that one realizes that he has overused his stamina and then injuries start to appear.
I haven't heard of any other player who operated his either knees at 23. Kudos to Nadal that he was able to recover from such a serious injury, but we can not deny the fact that he is prone to serious injuries in future. That is what I would like to discuss.
Originally Posted by Bonnie the Cat
Last time I checked, he is already back to #1.
And with a more-than-2000 points advantage over Fed coming into Wimbledon, he´ll virtually seal the deal of grabbing the #1 YE spot if he manages to reach the semis there.
In all, what the HELL are you talking about???
Its 'retain' and not 'regain'.
Add : I am not talking about Fedex-Rafa rivarly here. I am talking about his fitness. Last time he had some 4000 points lead over Federer, but then he had an injury after RG and he lost his rank in Wimbledon. So, 2000 isn't really a big lead once you are injured, and that's what I would like to discuss - fitness issues.