It's hard to imagine that Nadal can actually earn more points during this clay court season than he did last year. He actually didn't enter in this clay court 500 event in Barcelona. He is no longer just defending points, he can actually distance himself even further. Sadly, I don't see anyone who can even give nadal a flinch. Minor characters might include Ferrer, Almagro, Montanes, Verdasco. Once the clay court season hits, there's no drama or question who's gonna win. Would love to see someone who could scare Nadal, but nobody out there. We all know the ending. Almost like why bother tuning in?