I am often asked how Rafael Nadal has managed to return to the tour so strong when he hasn’t played for so many months.
I respond to that with two things. Firstly, Nadal is an exceptional player, like Kim Clijsters was, or even Justine Henin – that’s to say that they’re at a different level from their peers. They possess such a margin over them that they have this capacity to hit the ground running the moment they return.
Then I add that these players have the winning habit - and they've got an enormous amount of experience to draw on. Therefore, their game gets back in order a lot more