basically nadal has been my favourite sportsperson since his amazing first french open win.
i can't really put into words how amazing his technical, physical and most of mental skills and abilities are. he represents everything that a sportsperson should be or have. he has had to deal with sh!t that federer never had to, like winning over the luvvies at wimbledon.
in fact, he is so good, that the once fed-fan-central roland garros and wimbledon are now dominated outnumbered by nadal fans.
fed has a class and playing style that rafa could only dream of, but nadal for me has shown what sport is all about by beating the swiss on every level and in every way, including when he was facing the most extreme adversity.
simply put though, when fed was rafa's age, he'd won 2 grand slams. rafa now has 6.