Originally Posted by Gustavo Kuerten
Never again and I'm dead serious.
He's going to play with pain next week, how well do you guys think that's going to end?
Clearly being out from the game for what...over six months (?) is not great. But players like Roddick played with tendinitis throughout their careers - he lasted until he was thirty before calling it quits.
So it's not impossible to see Nadal getting back to some kind of form, even if he has to continue to play with the pain.
Edit: I just checked Roddick's ranking history - dropped out of top four never to return in 2007 (he must've been about 25). So maybe you're right. Obviously, I appreciate that there are some major differences in Nadal and Roddick's games, etc...