Originally Posted by sbengte
at the bolded part.
Seriously, it is difficult to believe that he would actually withdraw due to a stomach virus. I mean, does it really last that long ? Would he have withdrawn from a slam or any other regular ATP event citing the same reason ?
As well as Federer played during that match which I saw live at the O2 (great performance), Nadal didn't seem to have anything in him that day. Obviously indoor is his worst surface but he didn't look like himself that day.
Does the virus last that long? Depends, me personally, last time I suffered that, I was totally KO for almost a week and the last thing on my mind was tennis, felt so tired. If he's really suffering from that, which is believable at this time of the year, I don't think he could of played competitively.