Will It Go The Full Circle For Rafael Nadal

Aaron KumarSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2010

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  Rafael Nadal of Spain talks to the media at a press conference after retiring from his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day nine of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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When World Number 3 Rafael Nadal lost to the British Number 1 Andy Murray in the Quarter Finals of this year’s Australian Open it was the 1st time since 2005 that Nadal had not held a Grand Slam title. Nadal won the French Open in 2005 as a 19 year old indeed Rafael Nadal’s 1st 4 Grand Slam titles were all at Roland Gaross. However the Spaniard lost his French Open crown last year and his last two Grand Slam titles have been at Wimbledon in 2008 and at the Australian Open in 2009. The next Grand Slam event on the calendar is the French Open in May, and if Nadal can get himself completely fit he will once again be the favourite to regain his title in Paris, that really would take things the full circle for the Spaniard within the space of 5 years.