look at Chaeng though. a couple titles including a frech when he was 16, and then sorta just... went away. and in my opinion, chang had tougher competition than Nadal.VamosRafa said:I may agree with you if he was 24 or 25. Given what he's accomplished at age 18/19, it's hard to overestimate his potential. Most players who enjoy such success at that age go on to have great careers. The odds are in his favor, and time is on his side. He has to play more than 2 Wimbly's and 3 U.S. Opens, all as a teenager, before we conclude he's mincemeat at either event.
BTW, Rafa's knees are recovered. What kept him out of Shanghai was acute arthritis in an area of his left foot. He is being treated for that, and expects to be back training on December 5. That injury was not as serious as originally thought.