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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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25 Responses to “Rafael Nadal Takes On U.S. Open”

  1. 1
    Dina Says:

    Enhorabuena campeon! Majo!

  2. 2
    FC Says:

    VAMOS RAFA!!!!

  3. 3
    Miley and nick fan Says:

    vamooooooooos rafa

  4. 4
    Julien Says:

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

  5. 5
    e Says:

    Vamos Rafa! Vamooos campeón!

  6. 6
    Eyda Says:

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

  7. 7
    ñññ Says:

    he is a great player and great person

  8. 8
    ANA Says:

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

  9. 9
    maria Says:

    vamos rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    España te quiere campeón!

  10. 10
    Kayla Says:

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

  11. 11
    Tealeaf Says:

    Nice arms.

  12. 12
    no-nick Says:

    Not this guy again.

    Give us Roger!

  13. 13
    flutters Says:

    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.

  14. 14
    bekah Says:

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

    i like him alot better than federer.

  15. 15
    gizmatage Says:

    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.

  16. 16
    dannyc Says:

    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!!!!

  17. 17
    Halli Says:

    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. :-)

  18. 18
    Halli Says:

    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!

  19. 19
    anna Says:

    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!!!

  20. 20
    sg Says:

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

    VAMOS ROGER!!!!!

  21. 21
    thesil Says:

    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!

  22. 22
    Kanna Says:

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

  23. 23
    Courtney(: Says:

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

    AND HE’S REALLY HOTTT!!!!!!

  24. 24
    People and GossIp Says:

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

  25. 25
    us open tennis Says:

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

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