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Rafael Nadal Wins Second U.S. Open Championship!

Rafael Nadal celebrates a point with a fist pump during his 2013 US Open men’s singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday (September 9) in New York City.

The 27-year-old Spanish tennis player defeated the number one player in the world Novak Djokovic in four sets 2-6 6-3 4-6 1-6.

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The win gave Rafael his second championship at the U.S. Open, which he won in 2010, where he also competed with Novak in the final. Congrats Rafael!

“It’s always the biggest challenge that you can have in our sport now,” Novak recently shared before the match about Rafael. “I mean, he’s the ultimate competitor out there. He’s fighting for every ball and he’s playing probably the best tennis that he ever played on hard courts.”

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Rafael Nadal: Shirtless First Round Win at the U.S. Open!

Rafael Nadal goes shirtless during his first round men’s singles match on Day One of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday (August 26) in New York City.

The 27-year-old Spanish tennis star defeated Ryan Harrison in three straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

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With this win, Rafael is undefeated in 16 matches on the hard court surface.

“It’s difficult to analyze now,” Nadal said about playing the best hard-court tennis of his career. “I am playing well. Happy the way I was playing. I don’t know if it was the best or not, but it was very good because I was able to win.”

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Rafael Nadal Jets to NYC After Western & Southern Open Win!

Rafael Nadal is all smiles while arriving to LaGuardia Airport on Sunday evening (August 18) in New York City.

The 27-year-old Spanish tennis player was in Ohio over the weekend, where he won the Western & Southern Open‘s men’s tournament.

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After the big win, Rafael was presented with a bottle of Moet & Chandon and his trophy at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.

“Very happy for the victory. Now go to the US Open. Thanks for your support!” Rafa wrote on his Facebook page. The U.S. Open tournament will be starting August 26.

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Rafael Nadal: Speedo Sexy Vacation with Xisca Perello!

Rafael Nadal shows off his buff shirtless body while enjoying a sunny vacation with girlfriend Xisca Perello on Thursday (July 25) in Majorca, Spain.

The 27-year-old tennis player wore an Emporio Armani speedo swimsuit and was seen jumping off the boat while playing a game with friends.

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The day before, Rafael wore blue swim trunks while lounging on the yacht.

In his most recent Grand Slam match, Rafael was defeated in the first round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, the first time it has ever happened to him.

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Rafael Nadal: Shirtless Yacht Ride with Pals!

Rafael Nadal shows off his shirtless physique as he and a group of pals hang out on a yacht on Wednesday (July 24) in Majorca, Spain.

The 27-year-old tennis pro spent time on the boat diving into the water, joking around with pals, and showering off with a shower head.

That same day, Rafael tweeted about the devastating train crash that occurred that same day, which killed at least 78 people.

“I’m very affected because of the train accident in Santiago. All my support to the victims,” Rafael wrote on his Twitter. Our thoughts go out to the victims of this horrible accident.

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Rafael Nadal: Shirtless Ibiza Vacation with Maria Francisca Perello!

Rafael Nadal is shirtless sexy while having fun on a yacht during a vacation on Friday (June 28) in Ibiza, Spain.

The 27-year-old tennis star was joined on the yacht by his bikini-clad girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello.

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Earlier in the week, Rafael lost in three sets at the first round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships against Steve Darcis after capturing his eighth French Open title.

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Rafeal Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic in French Open Semifinals

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory in the men’s singles semi-final match against Novak Djokovic on day thirteen of the French Open held at Roland Garros on Friday (June 7) in Paris, France.

The 27-year-old Spanish tennis star, who is currently ranked number 4, beat the number 1 Novak, whose girlfriend Jelena Ristic supported him from the crown, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 9-7.

The French Open is the only major title Novak has yet to win.

Rafael will play the winner of the David Ferrer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga match this coming Sunday.

Also pictured inside: Rafael and his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello out in Paris the day before.

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