Rafael Nadal Takes On U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal Takes On U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays his match against Bjorn Phau of Germany during Day 1 of the 2008 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, New York on Monday.

The Wimbledon and French Open champ at one point needed to bandage a nasty blister, but eventually won 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4).

“I think I need the (crowd) support a little bit this year,” the 22-year-old said. “(But) I still believe it’s an advantage if you know how to win a US Open. It’s a tough tournament to win.”

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Photos: INFdaily, HRC/WENN
Posted to: Rafael Nadal

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  • Dina

    Enhorabuena campeon! Majo!

  • FC

    VAMOS RAFA!!!!

  • Miley and nick fan

    vamooooooooos rafa

  • http://mylifeiscrap.com Julien

    My girlfriend who is Spanish loves this guy…which means I absolutly hate him!!!
    http://mylifeiscrap.com

  • e

    Vamos Rafa! Vamooos campeón!

  • Eyda

    Federer will win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ñññ

    he is a great player and great person

  • http://google ANA

    VAMOS RAFA VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • maria

    vamos rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    España te quiere campeón!

  • Kayla

    ok number 4, ur gf is “hispanic” who speaks spanish…..

  • Tealeaf

    Nice arms.

  • no-nick

    Not this guy again.

    Give us Roger!

  • flutters

    Rafa’s great but the quote about it being an advantage to know how to win the US Open came from Roger Federer, not Rafa.

  • bekah

    vamos rafaa!!!!
    i love him, he’s so hot.
    :]

    i like him alot better than federer.

  • gizmatage

    Jeez, Rafa’s publicists must be working the media. Didn’t remember seeing this much picture of non-America tennis players before. And Roger Federer was #1 and was the dominant force in Tennis for 4.5 years.

  • dannyc

    Hey gizmatage,

    I’m glad to see the U.S. media is “working” Rafa — deservingly so because he’s the new #1, and Olympic Gold, Wimby, French champion!.

    Phelps is a huge Rafa’s fan (as I watched the interview and that what Phelps said). If Phelps could openly admit himself as a Rafa’s fan, that says something…both are great champions!!!!

    Good luck Rafa at the US Open…VAMOS RAFA!!!!

  • Halli

    Watching Serena kicking some Bondarenko butt right now. Can’t wait to see Roger play later tonight.

    Jared, if Roger wins this game. You better post it. I’m seeing way too much Nadal bias on this sight lately. Tisk Tisk. :-)

  • Halli

    Also, how about some love for the Williams sisters, they’ve been playing some of their best tennis in years this season? Love you Jared, been on your blog since it was on Blogspot!

  • anna

    LOVE RAFA! He better win the Open! Actually, I’d be happier if Roddick won, but I am trying to be realistic here. ;) haha, so I think Rafa should get it. I am so happy he won the gold in Beijing!!!

  • sg

    That quote is from Federer’s interview… give us some pictures of ROGER pleeeeeeeeeeese….

    VAMOS ROGER!!!!!

  • http://betrendymyfriend.blogspot.com thesil

    Rafa! Rafa!
    He is the new number 1 of the world. He is the best tennis player!
    He is adorable and a good person.
    I admire him.

    I hope he is winning the US Open!
    Vamos Rafa! España te quiere!

  • Kanna

    I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha so hooooooottttttt !!!!!!!!

  • Courtney(:

    ROGER TALKS ABOUT HOW GREAT HE iS WHEN RAFA COMPLIMENTS EVERYONE!

    AND HE’S REALLY HOTTT!!!!!!

  • http://www.elvia-angebote.com/ People and GossIp

    Rafa is the best…
    For news in Spanish on people se my website

  • http://www.usopentennis.moonfruit.com/ us open tennis

    he is great tennis player, can’t wait for the us open

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