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TENNIS : RAFAEL NADAL DEFEATS DJOKOVIC IN 4 SETS TO WIN THE 2010 US OPEN

Many of us here in Spain have woken up this morning to read the best news to open a new day. That Spanish Tennis player RAFAEL NADAL finally managed to finish his rain interrupted match against Novak Djokovic in the Final of the 2010 US OPEN with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 victory.

The 24 year old World Nº1 Tennis Player becames a Tennis Legend to join the select group of Tennis players - seven - who have won all four Grand Slam titles. The US Open was the last & resisting competition that Rafael Nadal needed & he won it this morning (Sp time) in a convincing fashion.

The US Open Final was cancelled last Sunday by rain & was interrupted again yesterday by rain when Nadal was firing & ahead 6- 4 , 4-4. After the break Djokovic came out aggressive & took the 2º set 5-7, but Nadal regained his concentration & manage to win back the intiative the 3ºset & then won the 4ºset for victory. The match was not easy & was solidly fought out by Novak with more than three & a half hours of Tennis.

Historical victory for Spanish Tennis & for Spanish Sports as Rafael Nadal, in my opinion, continues demostarting that he is the "Greatest Spanish Sportman in HIstory". Said this, with 24 years of age there is still a big margen for more titles & more fabulous days of Tennis joy.

The US Open victory is his 9th Glam Slam Title & curiously becomes the first player ever to win 3 Grand Slam titles in a row ( French Open , Wimbeldon & US Open) on 3 different surfaces.

Rafael Nadal is currently 7th in the Historical Grand Slam rankings & no doubt will be climbing the table in the coming years:

1. Roger Federer (SWI): 16 (4 AUS, 1 RG, 6 WIM, 5 US)
2. Pete Sampras (USA): 14 (2 AUS, 7 WIM, 5 US)
3. Roy Emerson (AUS): 12 (6 AUS, 2 RG, 2 WIM, 2 US)
4. Rod Laver (AUS): 11 (3 AUS, 2 RG, 4 WIM, 2 US)
+. Bjorn Borg (SWE): 11 (6 RG, 5 WIM)
6. Bill Tilden (USA): 10 (3 WIM, 7 US)
7. Rafael Nadal (SP): 9 (1 AUS, 5 RG, 2 WIM, 1 US)
8. Andre Agassi (EEUU): 8 (4 AUS, 1 RG, 1 WIM, 2 US)
+. Fred Perry (UK): 8 (1 AUS, 1 RG, 3 WIM, 3 US)
+. Jimmy Connors (USA): 8 (1 AUS, 2 WIM, 5 US)
+. Ken Rosewall (AUS): 8 (4 AUS, 2 RG, 2 US)
+. Ivan Lendl (CH REP): 8 (2 AUS, 3 RG, 3 US)

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