Source: http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Rafae...ck-to-Clay-After-Wimbledon-articolo24330.htmlRafael Nadal And His Surprising Idea of Coming Back to Clay After Wimbledon...
Tennis - Rafael Nadal may be thinking of playing some clay-court tournaments after Wimbledon if in need of points to qualify for the ATP Finals in London ..
Rafael Nadal was expecting more for the clay season. Not just him, his fans and the tennis community as a whole never would have imagined that the 9-time French Open champion could leave Paris title-less and with just one title collected on clay, in the ATP 250 of Buenos Aires. No Masters 1000 titles, no French Open title, no top four spot in the ATP Rankings. Things clearly look very different for Rafael Nadal compared to the previous years.
This new status will require an ability to adapt and a will to come back even stronger from the 14-time Slam champion. Rafael already talked about how he will get back on the practice courts to work even harder, to come back stronger than before. Murray and Djokovic already have praised the Spaniard, so did the entire tennis community.
The main problem for Nadal, as surprising as it seems, could be that he might need to play more in order to qualify for the ATP Finals of London. After the French Open, Nadal is No.8 in the race to London, with an advantage of over 1000 points over No.9 Milos Raonic. The problem for Rafael is that after Paris, the tennis season will continue exploring territories which aren't quite considered home to the Spaniard. Grass, hard courts, Nadal has won a lot on those surfaces too, but obviously less than how he managed to do on clay.
Because of that, Rafael may surprisingly decided to come back on clay in July, after Wimbledon, to gain more points, as introduced by Rafael himself in Paris.
"I will play on grass in Stuttgart, Queen's and Wimbledon. My goal is to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals in London. After Wimbledon I will decide my schedule for the summer, which will depend on the results I obtain on grass. I don't exclude a comeback on clay in the summer" said Rafael after losing to Djokovic.
Nadal should allegedly play a total of 22 tournaments this year. That's a dense schedule for someone like the Spaniard, who happened to deal with injuries quite often in the past.
All will depend on Wimbledon and the grass season. Nadal will be ready to give his best, so it is no time yet to count the 2-time Wimbledon champion out.