Rafael Nadal's storybook year has seen him come back from a career-threatening injury to reclaim the No. 1 ranking. For Nadal, 2013 will rank alongside 2008 and 2010 as one of his epic years.
The only thing remaining would be winning the WTF final in London and the year-end No. 1 ranking. All of this has occurred despite missing the Australian Open and being eliminated in the first round at Wimbledon.
Which of his matches were the most impressive? Certainly, some matches were more important, but each of the following was crucial in either winning a title or showing another facet of his astonishing perseverance and talent.