Young Rafael Nadal on his ranking goals: 'I want to crack top-5'

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Rafael Nadal was ranked outside the top-200 at the beginning of 2003. The Spaniard was among the players to beat on the Challenger level in the first three months. Nadal reached the third round in Monte Carlo and Hamburg and played in another Challenger final before suffering an injury that forced him to skip Roland Garros.
4 months ago

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Young Rafael Nadal on his ranking goals: 'I want to crack top-5'

At the beginning of 2003, the 16-year-old Rafael Nadal was ranked a few spots outside the top-200, setting eyes on much higher positions and big goals in the next 12 months. The Spaniard was among the players to beat on the Challenger level in the first three months, losing the first three finals before lifting the trophy in Barletta to find himself on the verge of the top-100. Rafa was the material for that group even before turning 17, reachin…

4 months ago·United States
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