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Video: Rafael Nadal unleashes an insane celebration vs. Grigor Dimitrov

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Rafael Nadal celebrates during his quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal celebrates during his quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

MELBOURNE, Australia — Everyone knows Rafael Nadal is the most intense, focused, point-by-point competitor in tennis (and maybe in sports). So when he finally has a reason to unload all his tension and turn it into relief with a resounding “VAMOS!” it’s always a fun sight. But even Nadal one-upped himself this time when he clinched the second set in a tiebreak against Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

After dropping the first set to Dimitrov, Nadal earned an early break lead before double-faulting on break point while serving at 2-0. The set went to a tiebreaker and Nadal ran away with it, winning it 7-3 with an incredible running backhand pick-up winner. He then let loose a “VAMOS!!!” to remember. The three little baby steps are what elevate it to another level.

Watch Nadal’s phenomenal winner and celebration here:

  • Published On Jan 22, 2014
  • 3 comments
    trilly3807
    trilly3807

    I have to agree with the other 2 (thus far) posters. Using "insane" to describe this celebration is a true example of hyperbole. Anything to get us to click on the article. That's one reason why I use AdBlock. You might get me to click, but I am not going to see any of your ads anyway.

    sasha33
    sasha33

    Not slightly insane.  Is there nothing better to write about? Are we down to deconstructing a player's "celebration" in minute detail? Now that's closer to insane.

    Sportsblabber
    Sportsblabber

    That's the insane celebration?!  I guess I've been using the word "insane" incorrectly my whole life . . .