Nadal venturing into new waters
Barely into adulthood, Rafael Nadal has been pigeonholed as the best clay-court player in the world. Now he's two wins away from a third consecutive French Open crown.
PARIS -- Rafael Nadal is a Web-page-hits leader no matter what he does, but there's a particularly charming video of him currently circulating on the Internet, pulled from a French Open pre- and post-broadcast show. In it, a loose-limbed Nadal dances and belts out "La Bamba,'' grinning and goofing like the unselfconscious ham he is.
Yo no soy marinaro, soy capitan, soy capitan, soy capitan, Nadal sings.
Translation: "I'm not a sailor, I'm a captain." No one who has ventured ...
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2007 FRENCH OPEN
May 27-June 10
Women: Justine Henin
Men: Rafael Nadal
• Henin wins third straight title
• DeSimone: Henin's personal journey
• Garber: Third set hard to come by in final
• Top 10 facts about Henin
• Federer-Nadal daily watch
• Making the case for Rafa, Roger
• It's Federer vs. Nadal in French Open final
• Garber: Another record for Roger
• DeSimone: Rafa rolling toward third final
• DeSimone: Ivanovic coach-free for final
• Who will win women's final?