hey hunting, good to see. well, I wouldn't write off Rafa, not yet. He might be ready for RG if he can somehow keep improving his form in next 3 months ... he also needs to play more matches, better competitors. As I said before, we'll see how he does in MC, Madrid and Rome to get more sense of how he'll do at RG. Many guys on MTF are predicting that Nadal won't show up at IW and Miami. Not sure what to think about it. Both are masters, slow HC, it suits Rafa's game. I think he should play and get more practice.