I have this gut feeling that Nadal is gonna take quite a while to return to his usual form.
Being out for 8 months is nothing to shrug off.
Del Potro had a similar injury break and took over a year to really return to full form.
What do you guys think?
Will he quickly regain his good form?
Will he take a year to get back to the top?
Is there anything that needs to happen to speed up the comeback?
I think the same. He has been out quite some time. People can't expect that he reaches his old form within a couple of weeks. It will take longer.
On clay he might still play good. But I think it will be good enough to beat players with a ranking outside the top 5. Against Djokovic or Federer he will also on clay have a difficult time ath the moment.
On other surfaces I think it will be even more difficult for Nadal this year...
It looks like that Djokovic has it's best shot ever at the French Open this year. But he still has to play good there to complete the career grand slam.
But I must say that I hope that Nadal reaches his old form again. Djokovic-Nadal finals are much better to watch than Djokovic-Murray finals...