Originally Posted by Clarky21
It's more than him thinking he's not going to do well in the first tournaments he plays. He sounds low, and almost depressed. He also talks about his career in the past tense far too much for my liking. Another thing is his knee is still bothering him after all this time off. That is a terrible sign of things to come, and I agree that with reversef that we are hearing the death rattle of Nadal's career. I'm terribly bummed out about this, and I hope there is a young, exciting player coming up in the ranks that we don't know about yet that I can root for in the future.
I agree with you, I'm really bummed out too.
I was feeling pretty positive about his return until these recent interviews. From his comments I feel like he is preparing us for many withdrawals after Abu Dhabi. I personally don't think he should even play if his knees are still bothering him.