Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG
What's Nadal retiring from? Care to make a bet over Nadal retiring this year? Can I interest you in $US1000?
Can't you read between the lines? Nadal has ALREADY retired!
Most top ranked pros who take this much time off never come back. Sampras took 6 months off in 2003 and never came back. They start enjoying life away from tennis, have more money than they could ever spend for the rest of their lives, so they just say the heck with it as they get used to the comfortable lifestyle off of the grinding tour.