Thursday, January 27, 2011
新聞 | 納達爾腿傷出局 全滿貫夢碎
Jan 26 (Reuters) - The sight of a stricken Rafa Nadal being finished off by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open on Wednesday was a stark reminder of the precipice he walks in search of sporting perfection.
Just three games into the contest, it was clear something had broken in the 24-year-old's highly-tuned body, depriving him of the athleticism and explosive power that had pushed him to the brink of completing one of the sport's rarest and most treasured collections.
His straight sets quarter-final loss, having playing most of the match in clear physical distress with an apparent hamstring injury, means there will be no 'Rafa Slam' and Rod Laver, back in 1969, is still the last man to hold all four majors at the same time.