SANTIAGO, Chile - Being the second best tennis player in the Arab world brings with it a responsibility that Mayar Sherif takes it with pleasure. The Egyptian embraces that pressure both on and off the court, and doesn't keep quiet

They fought for the number one ranking in 1998. Marcelo Rios cut off Pete Sampras' longest streak at the top of the world rankings: 102 consecutive weeks, one of the longest in history. And they fought fiercely in the locker

This is an exclusive preview in English of "Gracias, Rafael Nadal's legacy", the book written by Sebastián Fest (Penguin Random House), which goes on sale this Thursday, November 23rd in Spain. Below is the complete first chapter of the book. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paris,