Rafa Roundup: October 5, 2013

Photo via ATP World Tour
Photo via ATP World Tour


… ESPN Tennis Analyst Brad Gilbert breaks down Rafael Nadal’s season and answers the question, is this Nadal’s best season ever?

… It hasn’t always been pretty for Nadal since he suffered a career-threatening injury last season. As a matter of fact, there have been some downright ugly moments. But perhaps those startling recoveries are what represent the true beauty of Nadal.

… Spain ought to collect and preserve the DNA of a certain Rafael Nadal. In the distant future when science evolves to blur the lines with divine power, they could set out from the Mediterranean coast and conquer the world with its potent force. All they will need is to produce a few humanoids with the Nadal spirit flowing through their synthetic cells.

… El ascenso de Rafael Nadal al número 1 ha sido un viaje dividido en trece etapas de competición. Comenzando por Viña del Mar hasta terminar en Pekín, pasando por Sao Paulo, Acapulco, Indian Wells, Montecarlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Roma, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Montreal, Cincinnati y Nueva York. Ocho meses de tremenda competición saldados con un balance atronador: 65 victorias en 68 partidos.

… Nadal will now bid to become the first person in ATP history to return to finish as year-end No. 1 three years after his last year-end No. 1 ranking. Nadal finished as the ATP’s year-end No. 1 in 2008 and 2010.

… Nadal, que empezó el año con el objetivo de ganar partidos, demuestra que el animal competitivo que lleva dentro no tiene comparación a ningún otro que la historia haya contemplado.

… Nadal, con más de diez años en la élite en sus piernas, ha concedido miles de conferencias de prensa y entrevistas.




  1. Yes, Spain should preserve the DNA of our 1&only RAFA.. Thq sportskeeda for an amazing write up:)) Vamos Rafa..

  2. The article from sportskeeda is a keeper. Thank you for sending me this. The final is but a few hours away, Montreal will sleep only after it is over. Good luck to Rafa, God bless him.

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