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This could be Nadal's year at U.S. Open

Twenty-four-year-old Spaniard can become seventh to capture career Grand Slam

Updated: August 27, 2010, 2:19 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

FLUSHING, N. Y. -- Rafael Nadal is going to win the U.S. Open one of these years. Everything about the 24-year-old Spaniard's career arc and relentless commitment suggests that will be so, even if Nadal won't say it himself.

Nadal is polite to the point of incredulity. The surest way to nudge him to act out of character the past few weeks has been to ask Nadal about his chances of winning his first U.S. Open -- the lone major he's never seized. All of a sudden, the people-pleasing ...

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