Originally Posted by Tennis_Hands
No, I don't think that.
I think, that it was a combination of Nadal, playing himself into form for the final rounds of the tournament, Ferrer's absolutely insane level in this match and maybe some minor ailments, that are typical for pro players, that were troubling Nadal. However, that is far from what Team Nadal tried to feed us with.
Yes, of course. Nadal obviously didn't have any serious ligament or muscle tear. He was back on court playing intense matches with Djokovic just 2 months later. However, that injury did hamper Nadal's movement enough to cripple his game. Without his movement being sharp, Nadal was very vulnerable playing against a guy like Ferrer on one of the slowest HCs on tour.