Originally Posted by fedfan46
This about covers my thoughts on this thread. There is no reason to rip Nadal like the OP did. I don't like the guy either but there is no denying how talented he is.
You're right, there's no denying it. My only thought is: what makes him so much better than others who have overcome much more adversity than a stomach virus? I just don't get it. If he doesn't really care, then so be it. It just makes him look arrogant, and above the sport. There's plenty of underdogs (which Nadal would be in this case at this point in time) who have gone on to win a grand slam. A stomach virus is a weak excuse, and I know he hasn't played competitive tennis in months, but I'm sorry but if you love the sport, you will play even if you know
that you will not win. That's what the love of the game is all about. Nadal doesn't have that.