Nadal has give the excited fist pump hundreds of times since beginning his professional career, none more animated than the one he threw out on Wednesday at the Australian Open.
The 2009 champion has struggled to open his last two matches, going to a tiebreaker in the fourth round against Kei Nishikori and then dropping his opening set in the quarterfinals to Grigor Dimitrov.
Dimitrov looked like he might take a 2-0 set lead but it was the No. 1 seed who stepped it up in the tiebreaker, and the second set was won on this incredible rally from Nadal, who ran from a few feet behind the baseline all the way to the net to not only get to one of Dimitrov's drop shots but hit a winner off of it.
That's when Nadal unleashed a bevy of fist pumps, taking the tiebreaker and eventually winning the match in four sets.
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