After 2.0 Nole showed up and went all-world, he still had a lot of competition going into 2012. A very capable Fed, a very hungry Murray, and of course, Nadal, who immediately turned the tables after seven straight losses at Monte Carlo. Going in to 2014, Nole's got no Murray (can't imagine he'll be ready to fight for a slam until Wimbledon--he's not a factor at RG healthy), all due respect, but Federer is not winning another slam in this lifetime, and well, Nadal. So is Nadal going to bleed for more slams? He certainly wasn't willing to bleed for the WTF. You have to tip your cap to Nole. He played great in the final, but one stumbling "Vamos" on match point is not going to get it done. Let's face it Nadal fans. Each match to beat Nole now takes an existential committment for Nadal. That's why both slam wins this year were mind-bogglingly exciting for us Nadal fans. Nadal had to be 110% all-in and the matches still could have gone either way. Is he ready to bleed in Melbourne? Will he be willing to do so in Paris? I don't know. Nobody is going to beat Nole in a slam next year except Nadal, maybe Murray by Wimbledon. Nobody has beaten Nole in a slam since Wimbledon of 2010. He's looking lean and mean. Will our hero rise again to meet the challenge? Or has he had enough.