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Is Rafael Nadal's future stuck on clay?

Updated: February 8, 2013, 4:28 PM ET
By Peter Bodo

Even the most stalwart cliché avoiders have accepted reality and taken to calling Rafael Nadal the king of clay. But sometimes you have to wonder whether "prisoner of clay" would be just as appropriate a handle.

Nadal's persistent knee problems, one of which kept him out for seven months ending just this week, are forcing him to re-examine almost every aspect of his professional life, from his priorities to his schedule to his practice routine. And the longer he ...

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