Athletic World # 2 – The Spaniard, crowned at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows, was in 2013 regained its position as world No. 1. After 7 months of interruption for injury. Back hell. At the speed of light
Being and being. The pitfall of athletes. Magically, in the space of 8 months, 17 tournaments and 10 titles (Sao Paulo, Acapulco, Indian Wells, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, Toronto, Cincinnati, U.S. Open, and final passage 4 lost),
Rafael Nadal absent circuit for seven months to treat a left knee suffering martyrdom (Hoffa syndrome, inflammation of the patellar tendon) has found a place atop forgotten since August 2011. As if nothing had happened. High, so high. As in 2008 and 2010.
Vina del Tues, February 7th, 2013 , the Spaniard ahead carefully. Far from changing the violent carpet which he loved to tweak all sides, to dominate every corner. He left without his legendary ferocity a ring abandoned Wimbledon (2 nd round) dominates without crushing Federico Delboni (6-3, 6-2). Smooth return. With the pain still stuck in a corner of the head. Body site and benchmarks suffering. Sword of Damocles. November 11, the curtain on the year may fall. Nadal puts his rackets and turns the page of the season with a light heart after defeat in the final of the Masters (6-3, 6-4 to Novak Djokovic). Between the two, the game, prodigious. 75 wins and 7 losses (his best ratio since its appearance on the circuit in 2002, in 2011 he collected 79 success and 10 reverse).
A 27-year-old sacred Spanish sports history by Marca, before Miguel Indurain and Pau Gasol, Rafael Nadal combines more than ever at all times. He will attack again the season in the skin removed. At his heels, Novak Djokovic (74 wins, 9 losses in 2013, world champion ATP mid-December), assisted by Boris Becker , Andy Murray (43-8 last year) recovered from his back problems ( mid-September after a transaction) and guided by Ivan Lendl, but Roger Federer (45-17 in 2013) who dreams of finding the peaks and during the offseason in Dubai, confirmed the arrival of Stefan Edberg in his clan . Switzerland does not hide the Spaniard, by his readiness to find the peaks, represented a source of inspiration: “This is an incredible return. There is a year, people said he could not play tennis. A year later, he is the world number 1. Things change quickly in tennis, which is great. “
Is made an appointment. Especially with Djokovic. semi-final at Roland Garros a hot June 7, 2013, will reverse the lines of force. Nadal regained possession of his land (3 wins each in 2013 in their face to face). “I hope to be ready for the Australian Open to take my revenge. It’s amazing to have played 39 times (note: including 6 Grand Slam final) against each other. This means it’s a special moment in the history of tennis. I do not know how many years it may take more. I just hope to be healthy in order to remain competitive, “summed up the World No. 1 after the Masters in London.
The objectives are not likely to miss Rafael Nadal (60 titles, including 24 Masters Series):
A 9th title at Roland Garros, the 17 sacred mark in Grand Slam Federer became the first player in the open era to win twice on each Grand Slam tournament, pinning the Grand Slam Masters afford the 2013 season … But surely retain a single heat intensity voyage. The reconstruction of the armor and ambition. In Marca, Toni Nadal, who lived torment and turning an incredible season, summed up in the fall: “There is a year we were in a large uncertainty. We do not know when it might come back on the circuit and so on his return he could maintain the level of play that had been his for years. He played the year the most deserving of his career. We never imagined when he took over in Vina del Mar, it would be number 1 in October … “From the Earth to the a …