Rafael Nadal's Australian
match worn shoes. This shoes were
during the Australian Open 2008.
Both shoes are personalized
Horns". 2008, Nadal
reached the semifinals of the
Australian Open for
the first time. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Nadal
6-2, 6–3, 6–2 in the semi-final.
semi-final performance was characterized by his powerful and precise
serve, finesse volleys, and aggressive baseline play; it was a
drew the Melbourne crowd to their feet. Tsonga did not
face a break point until
the third set while breaking the Spaniard five
times in the match. Nadal was
almost in tears during this match.