Just came across this article ... somewhere in the middle of the page, it is mentioned that Nadal's parents have now split. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6558058.ece Here is the relevant text from the article dated Jun 23rd 2009: "Right now, such sensitive matters are on the mind of Nadal, at home in Majorca. For many weeks there have been whispers that all was not uncomplicated in the Nadal household, that his parents, Sebastian and Ana María, who hugged their son on the most joyous day of his life a year ago, had separated. Yesterday, we discovered that that was, in fact, the case, that Nadal had been playing in such a fog for the past couple of months, he should have been wearing luminous clothing. He is crushed and any fair-minded person has to be crushed for him." This could have as much of a deep psychological impact on his game as anything. Add the bad knees, the shock of losing early at the FO, pressure of being number 1 and the associated mental fatigue, the combination of which results in him pulling out of Wimbledon. I am no fan of Nadal's tennis, but I realize that his presence has been very beneficial for tennis in general. Obviously, he doesn't read TT forums, but here's best wishes to him anyway.