I think he only has the QF at Madrid to defend, plus the MC. Nole has about 300 points to defend. But basically neither of them have anything significant.
Yep, neither have a lot to defend - but I'd say the outlooks for Nole even improving further look a lot better than for Rafa, with the indoor HC season coming up now.
Pfew. Who could've thought it during the first half of this year - the gap between Nole and Rafa seems to be closing a lot quicker than the gap between Fed and Rafa...
Fingers crossed for Rafa.