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Nadal faces new year battle to rescue career

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Rafael Nadal heads into 2013 with his career in freefall and needing to summon up the no-surrender spirit that steered him to 11 Grand Slam titles, the world number one spot and $50 million in prize money. 

This file photo shows Rafael Nadal speaking during a press conference after his 2nd round defeat by Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament, southwest London, on June 28, 2012. Nadal heads into 2013 with his career in freefall and needing to summon up the no-surrender spirit that steered him to 11 Grand Slam titles.

The 26-year-old Spaniard hasn't played since June and on Friday announced that he will skip the 2013 Australian Open because of a stomach virus.

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