Originally Posted by Topspindoctor
Good, hopefully Nadal makes a full recovery and heals up completely during these months while the other players tire out and weaken themselves during the indoor season. Nadal will come back just in time to win AO
Very wishful thinking from you. Nadal has been off-court (literally) for dozen weeks. At this level, such a break knocks you out of the rythm completely. Nadal will need MONTHS of play to reach his optimum, I give him 2-3 months of very muggish perfomance and expect him to peak at the start of the clay court season as usual.