Um, you do remember how 2009 turned out with his knee problems, don't you? Strapping on the knees is never a good sign. A little more from that interview: Nadal: “I will work hard to start the year and season. Then in February I will have 3 or 4 weeks off and time to stop” Rafael Nadal: “I have yet discomfort in the knee, in the coming weeks I’ll review it to recover well” “No time to stop, will train with caution and next week I’ll get a good look to see what to do with the knee” I wonder if he's thinking that he can get by with the knee problem until February and get treatment then. I know he dreads getting it done...he's said it was so painful the first time he almost passed out and they gave him sedatives to get through the procedure the next time, but it really did seem to help him for over a year.