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: