Rafael Nadal did the right thing and withdrew from Wimbledon. He tried to play on his sore knees but couldn't stop thinking about how to avoid pain instead of what his next shot should be. After yesterday's exhibition loss to Lleyton Hewitt Toni Nadal said point blank that his nephew should be on his way home, that the defending champion could not bend.
There was little doubt in this fan's mind that Rafa would not play this tournament.
I'm sure no one is more frustrated about this than the defending Wimbledon Champion. Somehow he'll have to make peace with his decision and realize this is for the best.