how charming to see this thread immediately derailed.
anyway, as for the original post, i think i've read others suggest the same that you have here. it might come down to whether he needs rest, full stop. that, as opposed to making up tournaments that perhaps he should skip later on in the year.
whatever the case may be, hopefully nadal will take a logical approach and do what's best for himself in the long term.
and that probably won't include playing doubles in march, which i failed to understand the point of this year.
ta for a proper reply
that schedule gives him plenty of rest for the big tournaments and keeps his game and knees sharp.
it worked in his breakthrough year (2005), and it would have certainly improved some years (2007, 2009, 2011)
nadal isn't known for being logical with his scheduling (rotterdam, doha, exos). playing doubles in march is pointless in any
year, for a singles player