Originally Posted by Ico
I've had stomach viruses. They suck and you feel like death for a while. But you certainly don't get one and think, "well golly, I don't think I'll be back in shape over two weeks from now."
Something fishy is going on here. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think the knee is in worse shape than we've been led on to believe and Nadal is trying to mix up his excuses to give fans hope and keep opponents on guard.
Uncle Toni said that a best of 5 tournament is not suitable for Nadal's first tournament back, and I agree with that. If Nadal as a stomach injury, then obviously he can't train as hard as he needs to for AustralianOpen2013, and hence he must miss it.