Originally Posted by pound cat
I believe he will be back eventually. Meanwhile I think he is terrified of returning to tennis after all this time and wondering how he will perform. The world of tennis will be watching his every move when he is on the court, some expecting him to fail and others willing him to win. YIKES. Poor guy. The very thought of it must make him feel sick let alone a virus.
Nadal might pretend that he's indifferent to winning and losing and that he "accepts losing with the same calm as winning" but it's very obvious that winning is everything to him just as it should be for a legendary player. So if he comes back and is getting blasted off the court, it could be damaging to him at least until clay season hits. I think he'll probably hope to get onto clay as his comeback.