Saying Nadal isn't a great hard court player is foolish. Wining against Federer in 2004 and taking him to 5 sets in 2005, both HC.
Two Slams (AO and USO), one more final (USO), WTF Finals, 5 Masters 1000.
He reached 4 HC Finals this year alone, unfortunately didn't win one, but why the hell would his wins on hard be surprising. Just because he's superior on clay doesn't mean he's not great on HC too.
My expectations for next year are at least 1 Slam, at least 2 Masters and 1 or 2 smaller tournaments (Doha or Tokyo or Barcelona). I'm hoping he continues the tradition of winning the preparation tournament in Abu Dhabi for confidence boost. I want him to be completely fit in Australia once again. I'd like him to win Monte Carlo for 8th time in a row and get at least Rome or Madrid back. But most of all (if it doesn't happen this year) I'd like him to go one step further in World Tour Finals. That is the last thing missing from his collection of trophies.
Oh yeah I forgot. And an Olympic gold please.