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Rafael Nadal : The Biographyby Unknown
The must-have biography for all fans of the electric Olympic gold medalist and six-time grand-slam champion, updated to include the full 2009 season, including injuries and successes Here is the unbelievable story of Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal. He was 19 years old when he won the 2005 French Open in his very first appearance at the event. A left-hander with a booming forehand, Nadal had been known as a clay-court specialist since playing his first pro tournaments in 2001. His aggressive style, flowing hair, and muscular build have made him a fan favorite as well. He won his first singles title in 2004, and had a breakout season in 2005, winning at Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona, and Stuttgart as well as at Roland Garros. He won the French Open again in 2006, 2007, and 2008, defeating rival Roger Federer in the final each time. In 2008 he broke through at Wimbledon, beating Federer to win the men's singles title in a spectacular fashion. No Nadal fan will want to be without this comprehensive biography.
Tom Oldfield is the author of Arsene Wenger and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Table of Contents
|Taking the first steps to the top||p. 1|
|Building on his early success||p. 33|
|Hot on the heels of Federer||p. 69|
|Chasing glory Down Under and defending his patch in Paris||p. 121|
|A golden summer||p. 153|
|Paying the price for his success||p. 197|
|The Wizard of Oz and injury hell||p. 219|
|The road ahead||p. 253|
|The Top Ten: Rafa's biggest hits||p. 263|
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