US Open Tennis 2011: Rafael Nadal and the Most Athletic Players in the Open

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US Open Tennis 2011: Rafael Nadal and the Most Athletic Players in the Open
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The 2011 US Open got underway on Monday, and there are some athletic specimens competing for the title this year. In recent years, the quality of the athletes in tennis has increased exponentially. More and more stars have been emerging from the ranks, and some of them are physically spectacular.

Rafael Nadal may be the best overall athlete in the Open, but he sure is not the only one. On the men's side of the draw, there are several players who manage to make shots that are just mind boggling, and contort their bodies in ways unimaginable to make a play. 

Whether it is running down a lob shot and hitting it between their legs for a winning point, a amazing defense at the net, or a serve ripped through the box for an ace, all the men on this list are spectacles to be seen on and off the court.

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