Rafael Nadal's future better than ever
Add another US Open title to the world No. 2's laundry list of accomplishments
NEW YORK -- A year ago, Rafael Nadal was watching this tournament on television at home on his sofa in Mallorca, Spain.
And then the fragile state of his knees forced him to miss the beginning of the 2013 season, including the Australian Open. After a seven-month sabbatical, Nadal finally returned to tennis back in February at the backwater venue of Vina del Mar, Chile.
He made the final, but lost to Horacio Zeballos and everyone wondered -- including, perhaps, Rafa himself -- what ...
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