Rafael Nadal gained 150 positions on the ATP list in 2003. The young Spaniard won two Challenger titles from six finals and scored notable victories at the Masters 1000 and a Major level to become the youngster to beat. Rafa was ready to attack higher ranking positions in the following season, reaching the first ATP final in Auckland on the morning of the season and tripping world no.
1 Roger Federer in Miami. An ankle injury in Estoril halted his progress and kept him down from the court until July. Nadal claimed the first ATP title in August and got the occasion to play against France in the Davis Cup semi-final in Alicante in September, beating Arnaud Clement.
Four times after the first, Spain conquered the alternate Davis Cup title in front of the prejudiced crowd of,000 in Seville in December, with Nadal performing at a veritably high position to oust world. 2 Andy Roddick in the alternate rubber.
Rafael Nadal beat Andy Roddick in the 2004 Davis Cup final.
Carlos Moya transferred Spain in frontal with a commanding triumph over Mardy Fish. An 18- time-old Nadal stepped on the court rather of injured Juan Carlos Ferrero. In his fourth Davis Cup mates rubber that time, Nadal prevailed over Roddick 6- 7, 6- 2, 7- 6, 6- 2 in just under three hours and 40 twinkles.
therefore, the youth propelled his country 2- 0 over after the first day and started a massive festivity with his teammates. Nadal described the palm as one of the most important bones
from his early career, especially after those injuries and the season where he failed to ameliorate his ranking.
” I suppose I claimed palm because the crowd was there to support me; it was essential for me. I had some notable matches in every stage of my career, and this is one of them, especially after that injury. I played at a veritably high position; I merited the triumph after working hard on the practice court.
It was a tough time for me, and I am thrilled with how I performed moment. Andy’s serves reached 230 km/ h; I am happy with how I returned them, particularly in the most critical moments in the tie breaks. After the match, I didn’t flash back Roddick or McEnroe or anything; all I wanted was to celebrate with my teammates.
Davis Cup is a fully different competition from any other; it helped me believe I am a good player. Also, I’ve left injuries behind me and brought the confidence back ahead of the new season,” Rafael Nadal said.