Rafael Nadal Completes Tennis Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal

The biggest story in sports yesterday did not come from either of the two Monday Night Football games or the Major League Baseball pennant races. While the world of tennis is often overlooked in the US, Rafael Nadal won the US Open, becoming only the 7th player ever to win each of tennis’ grand slam titles at least once. Most impressive of all, Nadal completed the career slam at the ripe age of 24 — he now has a total 9 grand slam titles. While Roger Federer leads the career list with 16 titles, it’s fair to say that Nadal is well on his way to becoming the best tennis player ever.

While I am not a fan of Nadal (I’m a Federer guy), there is no denying that his game is exciting to watch. It certainly will be tough to play his style of tennis successfully as he gets older and loses a step,but his march towards the career grand slam titles record will eventually be watched much like Tiger Woods’ march towards Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors in golf. While it’s a bit to early to get overly excited about this comparison (Tiger is 4 majors away from Jack, Nadal is 7 majors away from Federer), Nadal’s pursuit of this record will ultimately help to keep tennis on the map — at least to some extent.

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18 responses to “Rafael Nadal Completes Tennis Grand Slam

  1. j-bone

    what i think is interesting about tennis is that its one of the only sports that the women are more popular then the men

  2. Kevin Youkillis

    i didn’t even read the article i was just wondering if he got a free breakfast at Denny’s

  3. Teck

    agree with jbone…tennis and figure skating thats it…also beach volleyball. Im thinking it has more to do with what they wear

  4. j-bone

    yeah it probably has something to do with the people that play it, you also tend to see more rallys in womens tennis then mens since its not all aces and power shots

  5. A. Rab Money

    Anna Kornikova is among the top ten most popular womens athletes for 2010. she has not played tennis competitively for years now. Womens sports are a joke, and its only because they are hot that the get attention, and even when they stop playing are still popular, as long as they are still hot.

  6. j-bone

    its because they hit the balls like men, you either have to be hot or play like a man. good thing you have no female readers

  7. A. Rab Money

    it comes as no surprise after reading, and writing, these comments, that she has not returned.

  8. I am very interested in your post and also a big fan of Rafael. This is my first visit on your website. I hope that my introductory greetings to you receive. greeting

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