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Fourth Grand Slam title for Nadal, wins the U.S. Open

By Matteo Marras     Sep 14, 2010 in Sports
Flushing - The Spanish world number one, a dream comes true at only 24 years. He has beaten 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 after three hours and forty-three minutes of play, Serbian Novak Djokovic, third-seeded.
In a match played on Monday and in two days because of rain, the world number one was beaten 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 after three hours and forty-three minutes of play, Serbian Novak Djokovic, third-seeded. For the 24 year old lefty Manacor it was the first success at Flushing Meadows: Rafa has become the seventh player in tennis history - and the youngest in the Open Era - to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments (the others are Fred Perry, Donald Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer).
The last Spaniard to win the U.S. Open was Manolo Orantes in 1975, the last player left to lift the trophy American John McEnroe in 1984. Nadal and 'the first player able to win three Slams in a row - Roland Garros, Wimbledon and U.S. Open - in the same season since Rod Laver in 1969 created the second Grand Slam after that scored in 1962. In addition to the Spanish Grand Slam titles she won the Olympic gold medal in 2008, 18 ATP Masters 1000, and two Davis Cups with the Spanish national team in 2004 and 2009, contributing to the achievement of a third in 2008, but without participating the final due to injury.
And now the news of the match from last night's dream: to get started with a break in the third game and Nadal could wrest back the joke but the Serbian Djokovic, recovered the break in the fourth game, 2-2 on either ear. Long fifth game (14 points) and still break for Nadal - the Serbian remedying a 'warning' for having smashed his racket - this time not distracting and held the lead until 6-4 with which closes the September 1 In the second village a 'Nole' more 'established flies on 4-1 thanks to a break in the fourth game of the 23 year old Belgrade does not exploit the opportunity to be 5-2 and ends the comeback of 24 year old lefty who Manacor reaches about 4-4. 30-30 on the ninth game, however, after one hour and thirty minutes of the game, comes the rain sends two players in the locker room. After a couple of hours again. The resumption Djokovic back on the field gritty: at 5-6, Nadal misses a half-volley not the first difficult and then gets surprised by the response that is the break and also the set for the Serbian (7-5).
Thence in a chair that places a mandatory Nadal 6-4 6-2 to give away to the party. 'I'm only 24 years for me and' a dream already be able to win all four Grand Slam tournaments - Nadal confesses an overjoyed as reported by the website federtennis - It 's an incredible feeling: I worked so much in my life but I never thought to do that - now - added the world number one - I would finish the season much better than I did in previous years. And maybe be able to do well also to ATP Finals in London: I have never won the Masters, you play fast, indoor, and 'this is my next goal'.
To sing the praises Nadal defeated Djokovic: 'He has a real chance of becoming the greatest of all time. I think this tournament has played the best tennis that I've ever seen him play on the fast: its service is being significantly improved, and the speed, precision and his game from the bottom are fantastic. Now Rafa is a very complete player. Maybe I paid a bit 'the emotions of the semifinal, but I still had two days to recover and had the right motivation to do well. Do not think I played a bad game, and when you lose one that was more 'good you can only congratulate him and tell him' you're the best ''. Words that speak volumes about Nadal's dream finally became reality '.
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