he just withdrew from the spanish masters (starts tomorrow)
he withdrew from umag the day before it started
he also withdrew from the tms cup right before it started
3 late withdrawls in less than 6 months
Just for clarification- Nadal officially withdrew from the Spanish Master's yesterday and it was first in the Spanish press yesterday- not today. Also- he has stated since Shanghai that the Spanish Masters were not certain, has continued to say that they were not certain and withdrew yesterday after final confirmation from his doctor.
I think the reason for the withdrawals is that his body has been hurting from overplay. He does always seem to withdraw on doctors advice- as was the case with Vienna and Shanghai.