Rafael Nadal says he may call an early halt to his season and hit the practice courts instead as he bids to halt a slide in his form and results in time for next season. The 30-year-old, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, bore a worried look after he was soundly beaten 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) by Viktor Troicki in his first match at the Shanghai Masters.It extended a difficult run for the Spanish left-hander who hasnt reached a final since he won his second title of the year in Barcelona in April. I dont know whats going to happen in the next couple of weeks. Its something that I need to think about, said the world number five on Wednesday. Murray continues Shanghai form Andy Murray defeats Steve Johnson at Shanghai Masters I cannot say now what Im going to do during the next month. Im not sure about my calendar. Im not sure about the things that I need to do to try to be 100 percent ready for next year.The last events of the season include the Swiss Indoors, the Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour Finals in London. But Nadal said more tournaments may not be what he needs.Sometimes keeping (on) competing is not the solution. Sometimes the solution is to practice and stop and have a process of training. And maybe thats an opportunity to do it, he said. Nadal leaves the court after losing to Lucas Pouille of France during the US Open Im not sure about that. Maybe Im going to play in Basel in two weeks. So its not the day and not the moment to analyse all these kind of things.Nadals first ever defeat to Troicki, ranked 31st, came less than a week after his dispiriting straight-sets loss to Grigor Dimitrov in the China Open quarter-finals.Signs are growing of a steady decline for the one-time clay court king, who won his first Slam title aged 17 but hasnt added to his tally of majors since the 2014 French Open.Nadal said he badly needed to work on his once-formidable forehand, and the speed of movement which made him a brick wall for so many opponents. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ?￡6.99. No contract. Every time that I hit the forehand, I need to create pain for the opponent, something that is not happening today, he said.Maybe because I had an injury on the wrist and I am scared. Maybe because I still have some limitation in there. But at the end of the day, nobody cares about that and I dont care about that. He said he needed to recover the electricity in the legs and move faster to hit more forehands.But I need to be more confident with the forehand to make that happen. Everything is a cycle. I need to do the things together.You can watch Liverpool v Man Utd, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Also See: ATP schedule Tennis on Sky Latest scores Get a NOW TV pass Video Dustin Brown Kings Jersey . - Bryan Price sat down in the cushy chair. Alex Iafallo Kings Jersey . Ending a nine-game losing streak? That gave the Milwaukee Bucks veteran forward a reason to smile. http://www.kingsauthentic.com/authentic-alex-iafallo-kings-jersey/ . Vonn flew back to Vail, Colo., last week after hurting her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in France. "Her knee was swollen again after Val dIsere," U.S. womens head coach Alex Hoedlmoser told The Associated Press. Anze Kopitar Kings Jersey . The biggest shock of this seasons competition was on when Watford took a 2-0 lead after 30 minutes at Etihad Stadium, only for a remarkable Aguero-led comeback by City in the final half-hour. The Argentina striker produced clinical finishes in the 60th and 79th minutes to level the score before Aleksandar Kolarov put City in front in the 87th. Paul LaDue Kings Jersey .Simon will work with head coach Gord Dineen and associate coach Derek King behind the bench of the Toronto Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate for the 2014-15 season.CHICAGO -- Reliever Mitchell Boggs and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract. A 29-year-old right-hander, Boggs helped St. Louis win the 2011 World Series title and was 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 78 relief appearances for the Cardinals in 2012. He took over as the closer at the start of last season after Jason Motte got hurt, walked 15 in 14 2-3 innings as he converted two of five save chances. Boggs was traded to Colorado in early July and bouncedd between the majors and three minor league teams.dddddddddddd He wound up with an 0-3 record and 8.10 ERA in 27 appearances for St. Louis and Colorado. He joins a new-look White Sox bullpen that includes Ronald Belisario and Scott Downs. Closer Addison Reed was traded to Arizona in December. To make room on the 40-man roster, Chicago sent right-hander Deunte Heath outright to Triple-A Charlotte. Heath will be a non-roster invitee to spring training. ' ' '