When Nadal was gone in much of 2012 and early 2013, the sport was boring as heck and nobody wanted to see non-charismatic pushers. The sport needs stars and athletes who can break records otherwise all we'll get is Murray and Djokovic in boring matches. Nadal adds a different dimension to the game. If not for him, I don't think I could really bother watching the sport. I think it's best for tennis that people should begin to support Nadal to break more records and even surpass Federer. True talent needs to be appreciated. I believe there is space in history for both Federer and Nadal and both should be credited for their accomplishments by everyone. For all we know, 15 years from now...another phenomenon will rampage the tour and rack up countless Slams. There's no way of knowing what will happen and it's hard to fathom that records will not continuously be broken as the generations go by. Anyway, looking forward to a fantastic 2014 and hope to see young guys step it up, starting in Australia.