An Evolution: From King of the Clay to King of Tennis History

I am not sure I would go this far as it really depends on what someone means by greatest of all time. If one means most decorated, Nadal is close, but not there. Consistency … too many injury breaks etc. Highest level – he might be there unless one makes a big stink about surface speeds (and that is a legitimate point to raise).

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He’s a 27-year-old Spaniard from the small island of Majorca, Spain, part of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. He owns a 644-125 (83.75%) career record and 60 career titles, and he’s the greatest tennis player of all time. His name is Rafael Nadal, and yes, he’s already the greatest tennis player of all-time.

Just last week Nadal won his second U.S. Open title, capping off a summer in which the lefty, known for his downright nasty topspin he puts on the tennis ball, went 22-0 on the hard courts with three titles, almost certainly guaranteeing himself of reclaiming the number one ranking at the end of the year that he held in both 2008 and 2010.

The perfect ending to a year for the ages, in which Nadal finished with an astounding record of 60-3, reaching 12 finals in 13 appearances and claiming 10 titles. Hard to…

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