Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Vamos A La Playa!
The #1 Tennis player in the world, Rafael Nadal, has just accomplished a feat that not many tennis players have ever done in winning a Career Grand Slam. A Grand Slam is when a tennis player wins the US Open, Wimbledon,French Open, and the Australia Open. Nadal won the Australian in 2009, Wimbledon in 2008 and this year in June, 2010, and has won the French Open 5 times in 2005,2006,2007,2008,2010 and just Won his first US Open Sunday vs Serbian Novak Djokovic.
Nadal has won the last 3 Grand Slam Tournaments in the World. Rafa's rode to the US Open final was very easy.1st Round he played Teymuraz Gabashvil and Won 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. In the 2nd Round he faced Denis Istomin and defeated him 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5. In the 3rd Round he faced 3rd Gilles Simon and Won that match 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. In the 4th round Nadal faced Feliciano Lopez and beat him too 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. IN the Quarterfinals Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Then before the finals he beat Mikhail Youzhny in the Semi's 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. As you can see going into the Finals Nadal did not drop 1 set in the whole entire Tournament.
After Defeating 5 time US Open Winner, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic faced off vs Rafael Nadal on a cold rainy Sunday Night. Rafael won the first set 6-4, Breaking Novak's serve in a crucial game to give him the set advantage. Then in the next set it was 4-4 when the match got delayed for a little bit do to the weather conditions. Once play resumed Nadal lost his first set of the Tournament 5-7. Then from that point on Nadal was unstoppable and won the next to Sets 6-4, 6-2, and went on to win the match 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Nadal who is 5 years yonnger then Federer currently has 9 Grand Slam Tournaments wins. Federer has 16 Grand Slam tournaments victories and is tied with US Tennis Legend Pete Sampras. Although Federer's skill or ability to win tournaments has worn off in the past year dropping his ranking to #3. Considering Nadal does have 5 more years to play then Federer he may pass Federer in Grand Slam Titles, and could be arguably the best Male Tennis Player EVER.