Rafael Nadal heads to the US Open hoping to get his season back on track after suffering an early exit from Wimbledon in July.
A month earlier he created history in France, collecting his 15th major title and first since the 2014 French Open, winning 'La Decima' at Roland Garros in June.
Nadal returned to his very best on the red dirt - winning in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid before his win in Paris - but having turned his his attention to grass, suffered a shock defeat.
As a two-time Wimbledon champion, Nadal headed to London in great form and many people's favourite to succeed, but after breezing through the opening three rounds, Gilles Muller knocked him out in the fourth round.
Since then, Nadal has been preparing for the hard courts of New York in Montreal and Cincinnati, but suffered another surprising defeat to 18-year-old wildcard Denis Shapovalov in Canada.
With no Novak Djokovic to contend with and Roger Federer still struggling with his back, two-time US Open winner Nadal will know there could be an opportunity for him in America, but only if he gets his form back together.