general shanks i was 100% spot on. this is not rocket science anyway. clay warrior is completely worn out right now---both mentally and physically.
he withdrew from doubles to head straight to mallorca to rest for a few days.
here is what he had to say after his match today:
"I said it was going to be tough," said Nadal. "He plays well on this court. You just have to congratulate him.
"He played very aggressively, served well, returned well. He played better than me. I was suffering when he was serving. I didn't have that energy to change the situation."
Nadal confirmed he would now be heading home to Mallorca to rest ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on 25 June.
"I can't practice on grass there but it's better not to practice for a few days. It's time to rest with my family, friends, to relax," he added.
"I've played almost every match possible since Indian Wells. When I'm ready to come back, I'll go to Wimbledon."