After the China Open, Rafael Nadal dropped out of the top 4 in the ATP Emirates Singles Ranking. We all know he did not fare well at the majors and that he had an injury-caused lay-off too. Understandably, the 14-time grand slam champion is disappointed with the way things unfolded this year. This is what he had to say about the injury lay-off and how he is looking at things now.
One startling fact came to my mind this morning. No one has defended his title at US Open in the last 7 editions of the tournament. The fact that the last person to do this at the open was Roger Federer in 2008 is interesting. Consider the following data: