Reason No. 2 to watch the U.S. Open

Updated: August 27, 2009, 2:50 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

Editor's note: On Aug. 17, Ravi Ubha began unveiling the top 10 reasons to watch the 2009 U.S. Open. Check back each weekday until Aug. 28 as we count down to No. 1.

No. 2: Rafa goes for the sweep

That battle at the Madrid Masters changed everything.

Four hours of bruising clay-court tennis against Novak Djokovic sent Rafael Nadal's tender knees over the edge, setting the stage for Robin Soderling's gargantuan upset at the French Open and ending the Spaniard's quest ...

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