Rafael Nadal Reveals The Most Important Moments Of His Career

Published 02/06/2020, 3:00 PM EST

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The tennis career of Rafael Nadal would make for a good movie script. From being a teenage sensation to an experienced legend, Rafa has seen it all.

In midst of all that, he faced many setbacks. His injuries have troubled him throughout his career. In fact, whenever it seemed like there was no tennis player that could stop him, an injury hampered his progress.

While there are also people who question the Mallorcan’s legacy due to his excessively good performance in the Roland Garros.


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Obviously, everyone has their favourite Rafa memory. However, what are Rafael Nadal’s favourite moments from his career? Let’s find out.

What Did Rafael Nadal Say?

Rafael Nadal revealed some of his favourite moments from his career-

“My first Davis Cup in Sevilla, the final against USA was a very important moment. My first Roland Garros in 2005 as well, my first grand slam and the first title I won there. Then several reasons make Wimbledon 2008 a key moment in my career. I’d say Australia 2009 was unexpected due to the way I arrived there, but it was very emotional. Then I’d say US Open 2013 was very special after coming back from a major knee injury that kept me 7 months out of the court.That made it one of the most fulfilling victories”.

Davis Cup 2004 was really the first time he broke ground. As Spain defeated USA in the finals, Rafa got a victory over American tennis star Andy Roddick.

Roland Garros 2005 kick started the “King Of Clay’s” legacy in France as he won the first of his 12 French Open titles. He defeated Mariano Puerta in the finals.

Wimbledon 2008 was one of the greatest moments of his career. This is because he won his first grand slam that was not French Open. He defeated arch rival Roger Federer in a closely contested finals. Australian Open 2009 also saw him defeating Roger Federer.


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US Open 2013 had him facing another one of his great rivals. This was none other than Novak Djokovic. Rafa managed to edge Novak and lift the trophy.

Nadal brought back some of the greatest memories for tennis fans. Rafa fans cherish these moments as much as him. They will be hoping that they are able to create many more of these memories for the remaining part of his career.


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Aryan Sharma


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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.
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