Rafael Nadal - Wimbledon Championships 2012
Having made his breakthrough at the 2008 Wimbledon, when winning an epic final against Roger Federer, Nadal went from strength to strength and soon overtook Federer to become number one ranked player in the world. Despite the odd blip since then, Nadal has remained the best player in the world and he goes into Wimbledon 2011 as the number one seed.
The young Spaniard has won a brilliant ten Grand Slam titles so far with at least one of each in his bulging cabinet, his win at Wimbledon in 2008 was a remarkable triumph for Nadal who had been only been considered a clay court player before then. He has proved that on his best form and fitness he can take on Roger Federer and beat him on his favourite surface on Centre Court. The final of 2008 Final for many, is considered the greatest Tennis match of all time with the two best players in the world locking horns on the most famous court in the World and for that Nadal has to be applauded.
In fact Nadal will head to SW19 in 2011 knowing that he has not been beaten at Wimbledon since 2007 after he missed the tournament in 2009 through a knee injury, Nadal was devastated to miss out on defending his title but he came back last year to win the title for a second time. He has had a good year again so far with another French Open title on his his CV bringing his current Grand Slam haul to ten at the moment, he is the ultimate competitor and has to be the favourite to win number 11 at Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal Grand Slam Wins
- Australian Open - 2009
- French Open - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Wimbledon - 2008, 2010
- US Open - 2010