Rafael Nadal's last conquest

Spaniard begins the one part of the season where he's never had much success

Originally Published: October 1, 2013
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

Rafael Nadal has won almost everywhere he's played this year, but from this point on, he'll be playing at a time he almost never wins.

In the course of his memorable career, the Spaniard has successively conquered clay, grass, hard courts -- and clay again a few times over. But indoor success has been elusive, and the post-US Open stretch is the one time of year when he has yet to have a major impact. The latest attempt to change all of that begins this week in Beijing, with a potential ...

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