Originally Posted by saiprakash0315
He should have choosen St. Hertogenbosch or Nottingham or an exibition tournament which is a week after French Open.
Probably stella pay appearence fee for just showing up.(Thailand paid about $500,000 appearnce fee to hewitt and federer last year)
Anyway IMO he should limit his matches on Grass(like Guga did) to avoid career threating injuries which can end his career.
Yeah, it's probably the appearance fees (and the official prize money) that convinced him alone to come. Beijing is another tournament that he likes to play because of the high appearance money, albeit being a tournament that offers only $500,000 in official prize money and few points.
Usually the most successful claycourters start skipping Wimbledon in the second half of their respective careers, so I wouldn't be surprised if Nadal is not serious anymore about it 4, 5 years from now - especially with the clay tournaments right after (Bastad, Stuttgart, etc.).