Rafael Nadal will play Andy Murray for a place in the Men’s Singles Final of the US Open tomorrow. According to Infostrada, The Spanish world number one became the fifth player in the Open era to reach the semifinals of all four Grand Slams in a single year.
Nadal can win his third Grand Slam tournament in 2008 if he wins the US Open. Including 2008, Roger Federer has reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slams for the fourth straight year. Rod Laver is the only player to have won all four Grand Slams in one year.
Reaching semifinals of all Grand Slams in single year Name NOC Year Australian Open Roland Garros Wimbledon US Open
Rafael Nadal ESP 2008 Semifinal Won Won TBD Roger Federer SUI 2008 Semifinal Runner up Runner up TBD Roger Federer SUI 2007 Won Runner up Won Won Roger Federer SUI 2006 Won Runner up Won Won Roger Federer SUI 2005 Semifinal Semifinal Won Won Ivan Lendl TCH 1987 Semifinal Won Runner up Won Rod Laver AUS 1969 Won Won Won Won Tony Roche AUS 1969 Semifinal Semifinal Semifinal Runner up