Defeating in the final US Open Serb Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal became a member of an elite private club tennis players, having to his credit victories in all Grand Slams. " On account of Nadal's one US Open and Australian Open, two Wimbledon and five Roland Garros.
"I worked hard all his life, has passed through many trials, but I could never even dream to win all four Grand Slam" - said Nadal.
Career Grand Slam last year designed and great rival Nadal and Swiss Roger Federer. However, most victories in Grand Slams, "at the Swiss still considerably larger - 16 to 9, with the Spaniard.
"By the number of trophies he passes me a lot. I am more than happy with what has already achieved, and I think all this talk about who's better, me or Roger meaningless. His titles indicate only one thing - now he's better. And I think that the situation will not change. "
At the moment Nadal is the reigning champion of three Grand Slams, "and if he wins the Australian Open will be the author of more rare non-calendar Grand Slam.
Meanwhile, Nadal became only the seventh tennis player who apply for a career Grand Slam. First in the thirties were a Briton Fred Perry and Don Budge American. In the 60's did the Australians Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, and Laver twice won, and a true "Grand Slam".
Rafael Nadal Parera
Rafael Nadal Parera (born Rafael Nadal Parera, genus. June 3, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain) - the famous Spanish tennis player, top-ranked in singles at the moment (c 7 June 2010), as well as from 18 August 2008 to July 5, 2009 (for 46 weeks). The winner of nine Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic champion in 2008 in singles. After the victory in New York, Rafael Nadal went to a very small club of players to whom won all Grand Slam tournaments. Until Nadal sought such a success six: Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer. And there's still so-called golden helmet. This is when the tennis player's career not only benefits all tournaments, but also adds the title of Olympic champion. But this "golden helmet" - in addition to winning the Olympics in Beijing in 2008, Nadal - managed to collect only Andre Agassi.
The most successful performances on clay courts (on June 6, 2010 won for this coverage at the level of ATP 203 matches out of 219 - 92.69%).
Nephew of the former defender of FC Barcelona's Miguel Angel Nadal. In July 2010, Rafael has acquired stake in football club Mallorca
Start a professional career - 2001.
On July 25, 2005 to August 17, 2008 during the 161 weeks of continuous Nadal was the second racket of the world in singles. Reaching second place in the ranking at age 19, he repeated the achievement of Boris Becker, also ranks second at such a young, teenage age. On August 18, 2008 to July 5, 2009 is the first racket of the world (46 weeks).
Despite the fact that Raphael has his left hand, right-hander in his life.
Achievements at the Grand Slam tournaments.
* Five-time winner of the French Open tennis (2005-2008, 2010);
* Two-time winner of Wimbledon (2008, 2010);
* Winner of the Australian Open (2009);
* The winner of the U.S. Open (2010).
Also, Nadal is a three-time winner of the Davis Cup in the Spanish national team (2004, 2008, 2009).
Nadal holds the record for number of consecutive matches won on the same coverage - from 8 April 2005 to 20 May 2007, he won a 1981 victory on clay. Winning series started after the loss to Igor Andreev in Valencia in the tournament and was interrupted by Roger Federer, who won in the final Masters Series tournament in Hamburg, with a score of 2.6 2.6 6-0. The previous record was set on the famous Argentine tennis player Guillermo Vilas - 53 victory. Vilas record lasted 29 years from 1977 and was considered virtually unattainable. Over the more than 2 years without a defeat Nadal has won 16 tournaments on clay.
The winner of Wimbledon 2008. Winning in the finals, Roger Federer 6-4 6-75 6-78 6.4 9.7 (the match lasted a record for the finals at Wimbledon four o'clock 48 minutes), Nadal became the first tennis player since 1980 (after Bjorn Borg), which managed to win a one-year Wimbledon and Roland Garros. It is true a year later repeated this achievement, Roger Federer. But in 2010, Nadal won again and Roland Garros and Wimbledon, winning more besides and the US Open and becoming the first tennis player to win three consecutive Grand Slam singles titles since 1969, when Rod Laver won the Grand Slam.
The winter of 2009 for the first time won the Australian Open, defeating in the finals in 5 sets to Roger Federer. Nadal became the first Spaniard, who managed to win this tournament and the first tennis player after Andre Agassi, who won the Grand Slam tournaments on hard, soil and grass. In September 2010 Nadal finally surrendered the last of the Grand Slams - the U.S. Open. Particularly noteworthy is that Nadal has become the youngest winner of "Career Slam among Tennis Professionals and the second of the existing tennis after Federer. Before that, New York, he has twice reached the semi-finals (2008 and 2009). Among the tournaments Masters Series on hard Nadal not winning in Miami, Cincinnati, Shanghai and Paris.
May 2, 2007 took part in the exhibition game "Battle of the coating" against Roger Federer, which won.
Nadal holds the record of 6 wins in a row on the master tournament in Monte Carlo. No more often than not won at a tournament in a row, with the exception of Briton Lawrence Doherty, who won Wimbledon from 1902 to 1906.
After the victory on the dirt tournament in Rome May 2, 2010, Nadal overtook American Andre Agassi on to win the tournament Masters Series, of which each was at 17. Defeated Roger Federer 16 May 2010 at a tournament in Madrid, then a 5 th time in career wins at Roland Garros 2010 (non-yielding rivals in 7 matches any set), Nadal became the first tennis player in tennis history, which has won three consecutive Masters Series tournament of groundwater and Roland Garros in one season. With the new system of counting rating points failure and Roger Federer in Paris, Nadal returned the title of the first racket of the world June 7, 2010.