Originally Posted by Just like heaven
The schedule is packed only if he goes deep in all those tournaments. We know how many tournaments he's playing but we don't know how many matches.
Indeed - but how often does Nadal lose early in these events? List of 2008+ losses in Bo3 events:
R2: Dodig Montreal 2011, JCF Rome 2008, Seppi Rott 2008.
R3: Verdasco Madrid 2012, Mayer Shanghai 2011, Melzer Shanghai 2010
QF: 10. None on clay, only two on slow hard (to Delpot Miami 2009, to Monfils Doha 09).
If he's fit, you'd expect semifinals pretty much everywhere.