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FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE RANKED TENNIS PRO WINS DAVIS CUP
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:11 AM EST

The second-ranked Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 beat a rotten begin to beat Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 on Sunday to win Spain’s third Davis Cup title in four years.

Nadal’s first title since winning his sixth French Open in June followed a run of below-par performances in which he acknowledged feeling less devoted to the game as another long season took its toll. This victory gave Spain a 3-1 series lead, good enough for the nations 5th Davis Cup title overall. Odds

Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 demonstrated flashes of that poor end-of-season run, but eventually settled into his common dominant groove on clay. Del Potro also committed 64 unforced errors as Nadal earned his Twentieth straight victory since debuting in the competitors in 2004 with a loss.

“I’ve never had the chance to secure the winning point of a Davis Cup. In the end it came down to me,” expounded Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1, who guaranteed Argentina stayed the sole nation to play in four finals without a victory. Scores

Teammates Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco and captain Albert Costa were amongst those who enveloped Nadal after he collapsed to the ground in party, while del Potro exited the arena in tears.

It was the third Davis Cup trophy for Nadal, who secured a point in the win over the united states as a teen at the same Olympic Stadium in the 2004 final.

“It’s a special feeling since you are playing at home in the last event of the year and it’s to win the Davis Cup and all of the emotion and happiness that comes with being on the court,” claimed Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1, who missed the quarterfinal win in the United States before returning in the semifinals against France. “It’s going to be difficult to repeat.”

Not since the U. S. groups of the late 1970s and early 1980s has a country dominated the competition to such an extent.

“On home clay, they’re potentially one of the very finest groups in history,” Argentina captain Tito Vazquez asserted after Spain stretched its record home-winning streak to 21 series.

While Nadal has come to rule on clay since 2005 — losing only 7 matches on the surface since that point — he endured his most lopsided set loss in the competition as del Potro hit forehand winners at will to wreck serve 4 straight times.

Del Potro’s pinpoint accuracy compounded Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1’s slow start and gave the visitors hope of becoming the first team since Australia 72 years back to come back from a 2-0 deficiency in the Davis Cup final.

While del Potro struggled on serve thoughout the Argentine overpowered Nadal with a laser-like forehand that contributed to his 44 winners.

But del Potro then started misfiring and Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 found his rhythm to wreck back in the second game of the second set before finally holding serve.

“That was a very important moment,” expounded Nadal, who routed Juan Monaco in his opening match. “After that game I felt just like the match started for me.”

Nadal steadied thanks to his robust backhand and finally bust a forehand winner to secure the set and send almost all 23,000 fans into wild parties.

“I’ve never played in front of such a gang before,” asserted Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1, one of only 7 players to have finished a vocation grand slam of major titles.

Del Potro, who let slip a 2-1 set advantage in his opening singles loss to David Ferrer that took almost 5 hours, sprayed his shots as nerves and fatigue appeared to creep into his game. Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 ripped back-to-back forehand winners down the road to break early in the third set.

But a late comeback enabled del Potro to smash Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 four times in the 4th set and send it to a tiebreaker. The Argentine then made 4 mistakes as Nadal raced ahead before securing victory without losing a point by hitting a forehand winner.

“He was dominating before that and I thought this might be the last set of the series, so I have to give it all,” announced del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champ. “I played a good match regardless of losing. I felt that once again I was very close to winning.”

Nadal and Ferrer are a mixed 28-0 on clay in singles for Spain, which beat the Czech Republic in the 2009 final and opens its defense against Kazakhstan in Feb. Argentina, which also lost the 2008 last to Spain, will play Germany.

“It’s not going to be simple to get us four together again,” Ferrer asserted. “There are many gifted players prepared to step in. It’s plenty of years together and every one has to control his calendar so to get a series where all of us are together again, and I don’t see that happening.”

Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 stated that he won’t play in the event next year so he can target protecting his gold gong at the London Olympics.

Nadal, who took gold in Beijing in 2008, claims the 2012 Davis Cup is “impossible with it being an Olympic year.”

The Olympic tennis event will be on grass at the All Britain Club, the location of Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1’s two Wimbledon titles.

The second-ranked Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera – Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1 asserts he still expects Spain to remain a Davis Cup title contender next year.


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