It will be interresting to watch biggest tournaments- Masters 1000 in Shaghai which is played on Decoturf and outdoor just like US and Paris with fast indoor surface from the same company that make Taraflex. WTF is played on Greenset - if Nadal will serve like on Us open he has chances to win 2 of those 3 events- 1 event will be sure won bye someone other- Roger, Novak, Andy or Soderling... But Nadal i think will earn most points in part of season after Us open closing with WTF London.
Nadal has 12,000 points. Djo + Fed combined have 13,000 points. Fed + Murray have 11,700 points. Rafa doesnt need to go crazy after points. Play the next tournaments at 70% and keep improving. Then take a whack at the WTF - lot of points to gain there.
Then comes the Biggie - the australian Open for the Rafa Slam. That would be the time to put everything on the line and go for broke. Then take a holiday and play at 70% again at IW and Miami. Then wrap up the clay season, win wimbledon and take a break. Then play easy in toronto + cinci and take another crack at the USO. Gosh I just lived a whole year in one paragraph