Originally Posted by smoledman
It's not an overreaction. When did Nadal ever miss 2 consecutive grand slams across 7 months like this before? He's finished. Heck any victories Federer posts on Nadal in 2013 will not feel the same.
Oh please. Nadal will probably have the best clay court season of his career in 2013 because in addition to sweeping in Europe he will win in Latin America. He can do that because he will be super rested while others will be tired from hard courts. I am telling you, Nadal wants to come back on a winning note and he knows he would lose in AO to someone low ranked. Nadal wants to come back by having another crazy long clay court winning streak.