Rafa Nadal was already, at 24 years, part of the history of tennis, but after his victory in the final of U.S. Open has entered the pantheon of the sport, which are the only players who have been able completing the Grand Slam.
The Balearic player was launched in New York with five titles at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and two of Australia Open, and the only 'big' that remained to be added to his resume was the U.S. Open.
Throughout history only six players had achieved this accomplishment, the last being Roger Federer when he won the Roland Garros title in 2009.
If Nadal can win in the next edition of the Australian tournament, the four major tournament continuosly.
Previously, it had achieved the American players Andre Agassi, which he completed in 1999 and Don Budge (1938) and the Australian Rod Laver (1962) and Roy Emerson (1964), and the Englishman Fred Perry (1935).
Besides the four major tournaments of the season, Nadal has also won the Davis Cup three times, and the gold medal of the Olympic Games, a prize that had previously achieved only Andre Agassi.
The win at Flushing Meadows, Nadal has chained three victories in Grand Slam tournaments, winning in consecutive Roland Garros, Wimbledon and U.S. Open, which was not available since 1969 when Rod Laver also won those three same titles.
More recently, Federer had managed to chain themselves to three consecutive s three times, but always were Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australia Open.
It has also become the third youngest player in history to complete the Grand Slam to get, behind Don Brudge, who got 22 years and 357 days, and Rod Laver, 24, and 32 days, a total 69 days younger than Nadal.
A chain of the big 4.
If Nadal can win in the next edition of the tournament Australian encadenaría the four major tournaments, something no one has achieved since 1969 when he succeeded Rod Laver and also in the same year.
In 24 years, the Spanish player is already the seventh player in history to more Grand Slam titles accumulated nine, only one of the American Bill Tilden and two of Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver.
Asked by what their major objectives for the tournament which has not yet conquered, which are few, the tennis player said he would win the Masters Cup, which can be achieved this year in London as well as some Masters win in 1000 which has failed, confessing that he would win the special pleasure of Miami.