Heading into the 2011 Australian Open only seven months ago, Rafael Nadal was looking to win his fourth consecutive Grand Slam event. Roger Federer appeared to have entered a decline, and with no one else really making a push, he was in prime position to dominate men's tennis.
Fast forward to where we are now and not only is Nadal not dominating the game, he isn't even ranked No. 1 anymore.
After losing in the Wimbledon finals, it brings up the question of whether or not Nadal's career could be on a downswing. Here's a look at what the King of Clay is currently looking to overcome to avoid a downswing.