Rafael Nadal at the 2 seed battles 3-seeded Roger Federer in this epic clash of the titans.
Born on Majorca, a Spanish island. Yeah, you weren’t
Career singles record: 348-79
Currently ranked Number 1 in the world (has held the spot since 8/18/08)
Has won 4 straight French Opens (one of two men to complete that feat)
Has also won at the Australian Open and Wimbledon
Won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Nadal’s rivalry with Roger Federer may be the graetest rivalry in history. Nadal has defeated Federer 13 of 19 times
He is still only 22 years old!!!
Has a career singles record of 626-151, including 57 career titles
Was ranked Number 1 in the world for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
Has won 13 career Grand Slam single titles (3 Australian Opens, 5 Wimbledons, 5 US Opens). Record is 14, held by Pete Sampras.
Has won 4 Tennis Masters Cup titles (tournament played at the end of the year involving the top 8 players)
14-time ATP Masters Series title winner, as well as an Olympic gold in doubles (partner was Stanislas Wawrinka)
Holds record with 10 consecutive Grand Slam final appearances, as well as winning 65 consecutive times on grass courts.
Has been named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year four consecutive years (’05-’08)
Has a really sick logo.
The Spainiard defeats one of the only Swiss athletes I know (David Aebischer, Mark Streit and Martin Gerber) in this intense matchup. Nadal will face King James in the Elite Eight. This round will begin Wednesday.