Players remember events of Sept. 11

Updated: September 9, 2011, 9:52 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, unranked Rafael Nadal was playing Guillermo Platel -- ranked No. 731 in the world -- in a Madrid Futures event.

"I remember exactly what I did that day," Nadal said. "I was playing a match to win my first [ATP ranking] point, and I lost that match [after saving] 13 match points."

Rafa didn't win that first point, losing the match 6-2, 5-7, 2-6. Still, he collected $117 in prize money. He was 15 years old.

"I was really sad about my match, because the ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?