He posted a picture of himself on Facebook training and he or his handlers linked it to the famous Rocky training montage. There's no way in the world that he would be so cynical to his fans as to post that picture, with that link, and then call it a career anytime soon. Rest assured hysterical Nadal followers, the only thing cynical about Nadal is that fact that he might be taking this injury break as a way to stick it to the ATP and their extended hard court season. We all know how he's been grumbling about the length of the season and the preponderance of hard courts, so without a union to speak of or any recourse, perhaps Nadal has figured that he deserves a long break, on his own terms, and now was the time to take it. He missed seven ATP tournaments that he was scheduled to play; guess how many were on hard court? And who cares that he hasn't been seen on a court. Do you think he needs to learn how to hit a ball at this point. He'll take one or two warm up tournaments to get match fit, and be ready for Oz. Here's my proverbial . . . book it.