A hero to many, a fighter to some, a warrior to everyone who has seen rafael nadal play. A physically imposing force that leaves tennis fans everywhere amazed everytime he touches a racquet. Rafael Nadal is the greatest competitor in the game of tennis. Nadal is a man whos exuberance and frantic nature has left him in high order in tennis history. Nadal, a self imposed kamakaze on the court pushes his body to the limits more than any other tennis player. Try Steve Nash plus Tiger Woods with a putt for the win on the 18th hole, and you get an idea of how this kid plays. Nadal has already achieved glory, having put 6 grand slam titles on his back all before his 23rd birthday. For lack of judgement, Nadal does not possess the kind of shotmaking and skill of the great roger federer. Nadal does not employ any kind of above average strategy while on the court either. Perhaps Nadal is caught up in an aura about who can sustain the most endurance on the court while hitting a couple of big forehands. What sets Nadal apart is that he plays like a wild-card. Because when the chips are down, Nadal comes back again and again and again. No other player has come back from being down a set or two early and winning the match. Nadal is the greatest competitor in the game of tennis today.