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Nadal Becomes First Tennis Player to Win Same Grand Slam 10 Times


Scarsdale, NY, resident Hal Shapiro earned a bachelor's in business management from the University of Miami in 1994 and has spent the past 16 years as a managing director for Winick Realty Group. Before attending university, Hal Shapiro of Scarsdale, NY, graduated from New Rochelle High School, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team.

On the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour, no player has ever had more success at one of the four Grand Slams than Spain's Rafael Nadal. Throughout his 16-year career, the 31 year old has won 15 Grand Slam tournaments, 10 of which have been at Roland Garros, where the French Open is played. Nadal first won the tournament 12 years ago and, on June 11, became the first player on the ATP Tour to win a particular Grand Slam 10 times. He has also won Wimbledon and the US Open twice and the Australian Open once.

Nadal won his record-breaking 10th French Open with a three-set finals victory over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. He didn't lose a single set throughout the tournament for the third time in his career. Nadal now joins Ken Rosewall and Pete Sampras as the third man to win a Grand Slam title in his 30s, 20s, and his teens.

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