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.
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