Players remember events of Sept. 11
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 ...
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