Originally Posted by wahoosy
Nadal Should be proud as hell though. He has had an amazing run. Now comes the tough part. He can't go back to play clay events this summer like last year. Its time to go against the big boys.
Unfortunately, I believe Rafa has committed to Bastaad (Swedish Open) & Umag. Only hard court tourneys he's playing are Montreal, Cincy, & US Open.
He's a smart guy, he should know, especially after today's loss, he needs to keep working on fast surfaces and not go back to the slow clay, which honestly I can only see hindering him even further at this point. I don't care if he's supposed to play doubles in Sweden with Monaco or not, the young man needs to get himself to North America for the rest of the summer!
That said, I'm hoping Feli can give Rafa some tips before their next doubles match.