I am being honest with this."Admitting that kind of doubt or describing the-end-is-near scenarios as you're about to kick off an injury comeback and first Grand Slam campaign in five months is usually not in the playbook of athletes who have done as much as Nadal.
He took the top ranking from Federer back when they ruled the game, and looked indomitable doing it. Nadal, and only Nadal, beat Federer at their career heights regularly, often in epic matches, and on every surface.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal has never been as smooth in front of a microphone as Roger Federer, or as comfortable opening a vein and baring his feelings in public.