6 Jul 2010

Tennis great describes Nadal as 'animal'

7:03 am on 6 July 2010

So impressed by Rafael Nadal's second Wimbledon triumph, John McEnroe has described the Spaniard as an animal who should complete his career grand slam of the majors at the U.S. Open later this year.

The Spaniards straight-sets win over Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych at the All England Club was Nadal's eighth grand slam title win, and even though the world number one has never reached the final at Flushing Meadow, McEnroe says he is clearly the man to beat in New York.

After missing the defence of his title last year, Nadal's Wimbledon win catapulted him well clear at the top of the new rankings with Roger Federer slipping out of the top two for the first time since 2003.

The U.S. Open starts in New York on August the 30th.