Rafael Nadal wins Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, climbs to #2 in singles ranking!

For the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal won the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, a tournament he had only reached the semifinals of previously. He defeated American John Isner 7-6(8), 7-6(3) . The win adds 1000 ATP singles ranking points, moving Rafa back to world no. 2, and also makes him a no. 2 seed in the US Open later this month.

In the post-match interview, Rafa said:

It’s a very nice feeling. For me, this one is a tournament that I never was able to play very well. I said last week, in Cincinnati I never felt that I was playing well and this year the situation is different. I am having the right feelings on court. I’m playing aggressive.

 Congratulations Rafa! All the best for the US Open!

Photos: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, REUTERS/John Sommers II

12 comments

  1. Yes my champ! You did it once again! Back to back titles and lots of dramatic matches,wow! All the best for US open.

  2. Now if we exclude ATP 250 tournaments, Rafa and federer have 52 titles each. Vamos rafa you are the best.

  3. WELL DONE RAFA!!!!! YOU ARE A TRUE CHAMP!!!! AMAZING!!!! HATS OFF TO YOU!!!! SEE YOU AT THE U.S. OPEN!!! REST UP AND FEEL GOOD.

  4. I lived two incredible weeks watching Rafa wonderful playing!!!! Thank you, Rafa!!!! You are the best ever!!!! Good luck at the Us Open!!! Keep dreaming!!!

    • Non trovo più parole per il mio Rafa : CONGRATULAZIONI!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sei stato immenso.Sono FELICE; tanto FELICE!!!!!!!!!!!! Dopo mesi di sofferenza, Rafa è tornato, è tornato più forte di prima…..ora è N. 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GRANDE GRANDE GRANDE

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