Originally Posted by Vrad
Ummm...Federer played through the mono, so that point works against your argument.
Stomach virus/mono does not prevent you from playing tennis. It does make you less effective though.
The real reason Rafa withdrew is that the stomach virus made his low chances of winning even lower. Not because it prevents him from playing tennis.
Clarky was being sarcastic there to counter another poster who seemed to have no idea why a stomach virus would affect someone when playing tennis. As such don't take it seriously. The funnier part was the user who posted about the stomach virus.