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Rafael Nadal, 2010 US Open Defending Champion
Rafael Nadal is considered by many to be the greatest player in the game.
In the final of last year's US Open, Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2 which completed his Career Grand Slam. Nadal and Roger Federer are the only two males since Andre Agassi to achieve this milestone.
Nadal also became the first man to win grand slams on clay, grass, and hard court in the same year. He is the first to win the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969.
Nadal has won practically everything a player can win. Defending his title is his only focus.
To play Nadal is the greatest test a player can have. He grinds and digs out every shot. In this way Nadal forces his opponents to hit one more shot to beat him and not give it away.
If Nadal is fit and healthy, he is going to be very tough to beat. After losing to Novak Djokovic five straight times earlier this year, Nadal is looking for payback.