Australian Open: 10 Reasons Why Rafael Nadal Won't Win His Fourth Straight Major

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Australian Open: 10 Reasons Why Rafael Nadal Won't Win His Fourth Straight Major
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Rafael Nadal entered the 2011 Australian Open winner of the previous three Slams

Rafael Nadal is closing in on his chance to make history in the men's game. Should Nadal come through the draw and win his second Australian Open title, he would be the first player since the great Rod Laver to hold all four Slam trophies at once.

It has been a long, yet exciting 42 years since Laver won his calendar year Grand Slam, and not many players since then have come close to accomplishing that feat.

Roger Federer twice held three Slams, however, he missed his chance on both occasions at the French Open.

Should Nadal go on and win on Sunday, he would undoubtedly cement his place in the history of tennis. Nadal's 2010 season will go down as one of the greatest seasons on record by a men's player; but adding the "Rafa Slam" would certainly put an exclamation point on his resume.

Winning the title however, will prove to be a very difficult challenge. Here are the Top 10 reason's why Rafael Nadal won't win his fourth consecutive major.

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