As a bit of a lighter note and although Rafa won't be appearing at the US Open this year, today the USTA put up a lovely montage of photographs of him at The Open over the years. You can view them on the link here.
I mean ... who could forget this Warrior Prince from 2005 and 2006? What magic he was, what a complete breath of fresh air. Loved him.
And Rafa ... you will be again!! VAMOS!!