How Nadal's eighth French Open impacts GOAT debate; mail
• The knees are the X factor. But, yes, Nadal has a very good chance to reclaim the No. 1 ranking in 2013. He is almost comically self-minimizing (in an endearing way), but after the French Open final, even Nadal boasted about his ATP points haul this year. And, yes, from here on out, he's basically playing with casa money. He has reportedly committed to Beijing in September.