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Rafael Nadal: Done with politics

Updated: October 8, 2013, 8:19 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn't changed with his success on the surface this year -- he's simply given up trying to change the system.

The Spaniard, who retook the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic this week, has compiled a 27-1 record on hard courts this year, including capturing his second U.S. Open crown and three Masters titles.

His success on the surface has been the most surprising part of his comeback from ...

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