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September 14, 2010

US Open 2010: Rafael Nadal Makes Tennis History

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He's bright, he's beautiful and now he's a US Open champion.  Rafael Nadal held off the rain and the smashing forehands of Novak Djokovic to win his first US Open title and also make history.  By winning, he became only the 7th man to complete a career grand slam and the first in nearly forty years to win three of the grand slams in one calendar year.

Even Djokovic had to sit back and marvel.

It's a remarkable achievement and something no one could have predicted just a couple of years ago when Rafa was winning French Opens left and right but was still considered a clay court player.  

Well think again guys, because two years later, with a whole lot of work and a brand new monster serve, Rafa also has two Wimbledons, an Australian and now a US Open under his tennis belt.

As soon as Roger Federer won his first French Open last year, I proclaimed him, along with many others to be the greatest tennis player ever.  That's still the case, but Rafael Nadal is now an extremely close second and may surpass Roger if the grand slam numbers add up by the end of what's sure to be an illustrious career for Nadal.

So congratulations to Rafa!  I can't wait to see what you pull off next!

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