Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Despite all of his success this year, Rafael Nadal still hasn't sewn up the year-end No. 1 ranking. At this stage in his career, though, that hardly even matters anymore. After coming back from a career-threatening knee injury to capture 10 titles this year - including two Grand Slams - Nadal has already exceeded almost everyone's expectations in 2013. He also overtook Novak Djokovic for the No. 1 ranking last month, although the Serb has a chance to win it back this week at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals. Regardless of what happens in London, Nadal will consider the year a massive success. ''I've already finished the year as the World No. 1 (before),'' said Nadal, who finished on top in 2008 and 2010. ''If it happens again, it will be perfect, but the story of my season is not the No. 1 spot. The story is that I was able to come back, to win and to be competitive again in a short spell of time.'' Since returning from a left knee injury that sidelined him for seven mont...
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