I know Nadal fans will be flaming me for this, but hear me out. With Federer winning the French, we now have a guy who can win back #1 and become the GS leader. Sounds like a great year. But tennis as a whole could benefit in popularity because Rafa isn't playing Wimbledon. Now, the 2 contenders would be Murray and Federer. Now imagine this for a moment: Murray becomes the first Brit to win Wimbledon in what, 60-70 years? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Federer would become #1 with a berth into the final, so the man loses his #1 ranking and then gets it back and finally, a healthy Rafa wins the US Open. The year's highlights: 2 players win the career slam in the same year A British man wins Wimbledon after over 50 years of futility Federer regains #1 (if I'm not mistaken) It may not be history with Federer taking over the GS lead, but it would be an incredibly historic year for tennis and it's popularity would soar. Granted, this is all hypothetical. Nadal may not win the US Open. He may be hurt during the US Open series events. Murray may choke yet again. Fed may get hurt. But that really is IMO the best way this year could fan out. The storylines going into next year would be incredibly compelling.