Occupation: Professional tennis player
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 1
After a subpar 2009, during which Rafael Nadal was bothered by tendinitis, fans wondered if his all-out style was finally wearing on his body. Nadal's response? He won the French Open, Wimbledon and his first U.S. Open title in 2010. Though Nadal lost his bid for four straight major championships the Rafa Slam at this year's Aussie Open, he remains the most dominant player in the world.
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