Rafael Nadal. The man, the myth, the legend. With nine grand slam titles, a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and three Spanish Davis Cup team victories, his reputation of greatness precedes him.
Rafa plays with a fierce tenacity on the court—no matter the score, one can never count him out of the match. And better yet, Nadal continues to improve each year. Whether it be his dominance on all surfaces to strengthening his serve, this bull fighter has yet to reach his plateau.
Of course, on the other hand, there is Roger Federer. Coined the GPOAT (Greatest Player of All Time), his reign of terror is complete. No longer the most dominant player on the tour, Federer is ready for his burial at sea.
OK, maybe that is taking things too far, but the passing of the torch is upon us. Strike that, it has already happened. And if you don't believe me, then prepare yourself for 10 reasons why Nadal has surpassed "The Great One Blessed Be He."