ven after all these years at the top of the game, Rafa never ceases to amaze and inspire us.
one of the pundits gave him much chance of playing well after seven months on the sidelines.
owever, he is Rafa and proved them all wrong.
ver the last nine months he has exceeded our wildest expectations.
afa is now, indisputably, one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
t the end of last year we didn't know if his knees would hold up,
ut, with the exception of Wimbledon, he's reached the semi finals, or better, of every tournament he's played.
nder any circumstances, that's an astonishing season.
ven if he never wins another match in his life, his career has been stellar.
o man has ever won more ATP Masters tournaments and only two men have won more Grand Slams.
nd no man has ever regained the year end number one ranking three times.
afa will forever have a place in our hearts, whatever he does next.
s often as we see him, he will always delight us,
or as many years as he continues to play.
ll good things to you, Rafa, for the coming season.