The glory season of tennis, which spans from the European clay courts in spring to the hot fast courts of NYC in the summer, is almost over. As I watch Rafael Nadal make his way through the last grand slam of the year I try to soak up every moment, watching the matches live (usually in person, but this year on the tele), listening to them at the office, in the car, or walking around town on my iphone (thank you apple – your technology is a sports fan’s friend), and following all the in-depth coverage in the NY Times.
With today’s win Rafael Nadal has made it to his first US Open final. Tomorrow he’ll meet Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer (please let it be Roger) for a chance to win a career grand slam at the young age of 24. He’d be one of the youngest players in history to meet that achievement. So in honor of Rafa here are some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken over the years.