Not even an ailing posterior could prevent Rafael Nadal from a near-flawless performance. At a historic bullring in Madrid, the world No. 1 bludgeoned American Andy Roddick in straight sets to propel the Spaniards into the Davis Cup final.
The only fair way to accurately describe Rod Laver is "tennis genius." He had the ability to smother opponents with power and finesse. And even with two calendar Grand Slams, statistics don't begin to tell the story of the sizzling Aussie.