Does anyone else find Nadal's absence from the game strange? I'm not a Nadal fan and i don't know everything about what happened in depth. So sorry if i get some of the details wrong. I do respect Nadal though. From what i remember no one really had a clue that Nadal had major knee issues when he exited wimbledon. He had only just won the french open and then chose to play Halle, which wouldn't be typical of someone who needs a rest. He seemed to be playing at a reasonable level at wimbledon. Sure he might have seemed a little flat but it was only early stages of the tournament and people expected him to get better with time. The commentators (people's opinions i respect) did not comment on Nadal's movement at all. After wimbledon we assume his tendonitis flared up a bit and maybe caused a slight decrease in performance that was barely perceptible. His injury begins to last longer and longer, seemingly increasing in severity over time. Starting as a minor tendonitis issue progressing to Hoffa's syndrome and who knows what now. How does your injury get worse overtime when you are supposedly resting? I just feel like we are not being told the true story about Nadal's situation. It's just a hunch and as i said i am absolutely not a nadal expert. I am sure that Nadal has a good reason to be taking time off though. What are people's opinions? Anyone got any theories/conspiracies?