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Rafa completes breathtaking journey

Updated: September 16, 2010, 11:48 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- There may be no athlete in the world who possesses the raw, inevitable tenacity of Rafael Nadal.

In the fifth game of Monday's U.S. Open final, Nadal showed why he is the best tennis player in the world -- and why he may one day be considered the greatest ever.

He and Novak Djokovic had fought through four deuces and now, on Nadal's sixth chance to break Djokovic's serve, he finally delivered. Rafa's forehand topspin is a freak of physics, ...

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