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Rafael ‘Rafa’ Nadal was at David Letterman’s Show last Thursday, August 25, 2011,¬†to promote his latest book “Rafa”¬†and the upcoming¬† 2011 U.S. Open¬†Grand Slam.

Ask about Roger¬†Federer, Rafa uttered “.. Somethimes it’s better if he’s not there!” –¬†That cracked me up!!¬† LOL! ūüėÄ

The tournament¬†starts on August 29 to September¬† 11.¬†Rafael Nadal is the defending U.S. Open champion,¬†capturing last year’s men’s singles title over Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in four sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. At age 24, the top-seeded Nadal became the youngest player to complete the career Grand Slam in the Open Era.

I’m excited to watch the 2011 U.S. Open games and I’m looking forward to seeing¬†my¬†number one Tennis¬†athlete¬†play his¬†matches, this coming week!

Muy buena suerte, Rafa!! ūüôā

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Rafa Nadal does his trademark "bite" at the prize.

Rafa Nadal does his trademark "bite" at the prize.

Rafa Nadal defeated Germany’s¬†Nicolas Kiefer¬†6-3 6-2 in today’s Rogers Cup¬†Finals¬†at the Rexall Center in Toronto Canada.¬†It is¬†his fifth consecutive title and 29 consecutive matches.

Rafa reacts after slamming the ball to finish the match against Nicolas.

Rafa reacts after slamming the ball to finish the match against Nicolas.

Nadal is on his way to becoming the No. 1 seed in the men’s ranking.

Congratulations, Rafa!

        
Victory!

Victory!

 

Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer  6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (8-10) 9-7

Four hours and forty-eight¬†minutes of gruelling match, suspended twice because of heavy rain –¬†it is¬†arguably the best match ever in Wimbledon Finals history!!

I am the happiest fan of Rafa Nadal, right now. I knew he will win! I was very confident that it’s Nadal’s time to see his name etched in the annals of sports’ history!!

 

From Rolland Garros 2008,

 

Rafa Wins Rolland Garros 2008 Championships

Rafa Wins Rolland Garros 2008 Championships

 

to The Artois championships 2008,

 

Nadal Captures The 2008 Artois Chamionships

Nadal Captures The 2008 Artois Championships

 

and finally The Wimbledon 2008!!!

 

New Wimbledon Champion, Rafael Nadal of Spain.

New Wimbledon Champion, Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Rafael\'s first ever bite of the Wimbledon Trophy

Rafa

VIVA, RAFA NADAL!!!
VIVA, ESPA√ĎA!!!

Artois Championships

Final result:

R NADAL (Spa) v DJOKOVIC (Ser)

7-6 (8-6) 7-5

Rafa Nadal¬†wins the Artois Championships¬†beating No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic¬†in two sets, 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 making him the first ever reigning French Open Champion to win at the Queen’s Club since Nastase in 1973 and the First Spaniard to win since Andres Gimeno in 1960.

Next target,  the Wimbledon Championships!

Rafael Nadal or “Rafa” is simply amazing! I’ve watched him improve his game, tournament after tournament. I am impressed by his tenacity and dedication. This young bloke simple has what it takes to be the next no. 1 seed.

He’s Roger Federer’s Achilles heels in clay.

The just concluded French Open 2008 ended spoiling Federer’s hopes of claiming his latest bid of completing a career of grand slam. 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 for Rafa Nadal!

Rafa’s 28 wins to 0 loss in the Roland Garros made him the second man to win four consecutive French Open titles, next to Bjorn Borg.

Last Night at the Artois Championships semis, Nadal stormed into his first final at The Queen’s Club after an impressive 7-5, 6-4 victory over four-time winner and defending champion Andy Roddick.

Nadal will face Novak Djokovic, my other favorite player, in the finals tonight.

Hell, yeah, I’m a big fan!

Vamos, Rafa!