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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

RAFAEL NADAL IS KING OF THE HILL, TOP OF THE LIST, "A", NUMBER ONE IN OLD NEW YORK ~ NEW YORK, NEW YORK

CONGRATULATIONS RAFA!!
CAREER GRAND SLAM WINNER!!


Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images North America

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New York, New York sung by Frank Sinatra
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Lyrics
New York, New York  Start spreading the news,
I’m leaving today I want to be a part of it -
New York, New York

These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it -
New York, New York
I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn’t sleep
And find I’m King of the Hill -
Top of the Heap

These little town blues, are melting away
I’ll make a brand new start of it -
in old New York
If I can make it there,
I’ll make it anywhere
It’s up to you - New York, New York
New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps
And find I’m a Number One,
Top of the List,
King of the Hill "A", Number One

These little town blues, are melting away
I’m gonna make a brand new start of it - in old New York
And if I can make it there, I’m gonna make it anywhere
It up to you - New York, New York
New York
Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

GREAT PICTURES WITH THE US OPEN 2010 CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
Rafael Nadal

More GREAT pictures with Rafa holding the US Open 2010 Championship Trophy

Great picture with Rafa and Novak after the Final Match


US OPEN 2010

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Rafa Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic
6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Monday, September 13, 2010
~ a day late due to rain on Sunday ~
The second set had a 2 hour rain delay at 4-4, 30-30 Djokovic serving

The Tennis Channel
re-airing Men's Final US Open 2010 match


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

8:00 p.m. - 11:oo p.m. USA EST/EDT


Rafa is only one of three tennis players
to win an Olympic Gold Medal and a Career Grand_Slam
The three players are
Andre Agassi, Stefi Graf and Rafael Nadal

Rafa is the first player since 1969 (Rod Laver)
to win the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year


The four Grand Slam tournaments, also called the Majors,[1] are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of world ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, and public attention. They are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, played in that order. Both the Australian Open and the US Open are played on hard courts, while the French Open is played on clay, and Wimbledon is played on grass. Source wikipedia Grand_Slam


Career Grand Slam

Winning all four Grand Slam tournaments during a career is termed a Career Grand Slam. Seven men and nine women have accomplished this in singles play, but only four men (Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) and five women (Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, and Serena Williams) have done so since the beginning of the open era

Source wikipedia Grand_Slam

Men's Singles

Rafa won the French Open in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. He won Wimbledon in years 2008 and 2010. He didn't play Wimbledon in 2009.

~ For More Records ~

wikipedia Grand_Slam

tennis-x.com/stats/tennis records

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America



Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain falls to his knees in celebration of his win over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain rolls on the ground in celebration of his win over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain serves against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes his face while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes his face with a towel during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images North America


Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain looks on while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts while playing against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain looks to return a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles final match on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images North America

Rafael Nadal of Spain rolls on the ground in celebration of defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America


WAY TO GO, RAFA!

AS THE US OPEN 2010 WEBSITE SAYS...

IT MUST BE LOVE


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