2007 Rafael Nadal tennis season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Main article: Rafael Nadal
2007 Rafael Nadal tennis season
Name Rafael Nadal Parera
Country  Spain
Calendar prize money $5,646,935
Singles
Season record 70–15 (82,35%)
Calendar titles 6
Year-end ranking No. 2
Ranking change from previous year Steady
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF
French Open W
Wimbledon F
US Open 4R

The 2007 Rafael Nadal tennis season officially began on 1 January 2007 with the start of the Chennai Open.

Year summary[edit]

Rafael Nadal started the year by playing in six hard-court tournaments. He lost in the semifinals and first round of his first two tournaments and then lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open to eventual runner-up Fernando González. After another quarterfinal loss at the Dubai Tennis Championships, he won the 2007 Indian Wells Masters, before Novak Djoković defeated him in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Miami Masters.

He played five clay-court tournaments in Europe after that winning the tites at the Masters Series Monte Carlo, the Open Sabadell Atlántico in Barcelona, and the Masters Series Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. He lost to Roger Federer in the final of the Masters Series Hamburg. This defeat ended his 81-match winning streak on clay, which is the male Open Era record for consecutive wins on a single surface. He then rebounded to win the French Open for the third straight year, defeating Federer once again in the final.

Between the tournaments in Barcelona and Rome, Nadal defeated Federer in the "Battle of Surfaces" exhibition match in Mallorca, Spain, with the tennis court being half grass and half clay.[1]

Nadal played the Artois Championships at the Queen's Club in London for the second consecutive year. As in 2006, Nadal was upset in the quarterfinals. Nadal then won consecutive five-set matches during the third and fourth rounds of Wimbledon before being beaten by Federer in the five-set final. This was Federer's first five-set match at Wimbledon since 2001.[2]

In July, Nadal won the clay court Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, which proved to be his last title of the year. He played three important tournaments during the North American summer hard court season. He was a semifinalist at the Masters Series Rogers Cup in Montreal before losing his first match at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati. He was the second-seeded player at the US Open, but was defeated in the fourth round by David Ferrer.

After a month-long break from tournament tennis, Nadal played the Mutua Madrileña Masters in Madrid and the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. David Nalbandian upset him in the quarterfinals and final of those tournaments. To end the year, Nadal won two of his three round robin matches to advance to the semifinals of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, where Federer defeated him in straight sets.

During the second half of the year, Nadal battled a knee injury suffered during the Wimbledon final. In addition, there were rumors at the end of the year that the foot injury he suffered during 2005, caused long-term damage, which were given credence by coach Toni Nadal's claim that the problem was "serious". Nadal and his spokesman strongly denied this, however, with Nadal himself calling the story "totally false".[3]

Singles[edit]

Match     Tournament Start
Date
Type
I/O
Surf. Round Opponent Rank Result Score
1 India Chennai 1/1 250 Outdoor Hard 1R Germany Rainer Schuettler #96 W 6-4, 6–2
2 India Chennai 1/1 250 Outdoor Hard 2R India Karan Rastogi #480 W 6–4, 6–1
3 India Chennai 1/1 250 Outdoor Hard QF Italy Davide Sanguinetti #106 W 6–3, 6–2
4 India Chennai 1/1 250 Outdoor Hard SF Belgium Xavier Malisse #37 L 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
5 Australia Sydney 1/8 250 Outdoor Hard 1R Australia Chris Guccione #107 L 5–6 RET
6 Australia Australian Open 1/15 GS Outdoor Hard 1R United States Robert Kendrick #90 W 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–2
7 Australia Australian Open 1/15 GS Outdoor Hard 2R Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber #61 W 7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
8 Australia Australian Open 1/15 GS Outdoor Hard 3R Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka #40 W 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
9 Australia Australian Open 1/15 GS Outdoor Hard 4R United Kingdom Andy Murray #16 W 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
10 Australia Australian Open 1/15 GS Outdoor Hard QF Chile Fernando Gonzalez #9 L 2–6, 4–6, 3–6
11 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/26 500 Outdoor Hard 2R Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis #17 W 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
12 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/26 500 Outdoor Hard 1R Russia Igor Andreev #139 W 6–2, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
13 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/26 500 Outdoor Hard 2R Russia Mikhail Youzhny #18 L 6–7(5–7), 3–6
United States Indian Wells 3/5 1000 Outdoor Hard 1R Bye
14 United States Indian Wells 3/5 1000 Outdoor Hard 2R France Arnaud Clement #53 W 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
15 United States Indian Wells 3/5 1000 Outdoor Hard 3R Spain Fernando Verdasco #33 W 6–4, 6–4
16 United States Indian Wells 3/5 1000 Outdoor Hard 4R Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero #23 W 6–1, 6–1
17 United States Indian Wells 3/5 1000 Outdoor Hard QF Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela #31 W 7–5, 7–5
18 United States Indian Wells 3/5 1000 Outdoor Hard SF United States Andy Roddick #3 W 6–4, 6–3
19 United States Indian Wells 3/5 1000 Outdoor Hard Win (1) Serbia Novak Djokovic #13 W 6–2, 7–5
United States Miami Masters 3/19 1000 Outdoor Hard 1R Bye
20 United States Miami Masters 3/19 1000 Outdoor Hard 2R Brazil Ricardo Mello #127 W 7–6(9–7), 6–2
United States Miami Masters 3/19 1000 Outdoor Hard 3R Belgium Olivier Rochus #36 W/O
21 United States Miami Masters 3/19 1000 Outdoor Hard 4R Argentina Juan Martin del Potro #63 W 6–0, 6–4
22 United States Miami Masters 3/19 1000 Outdoor Hard QF Serbia Novak Djokovic #10 L 3–6, 4–6
Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/15 1000 Outdoor Clay 1R Bye
23 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/15 1000 Outdoor Clay 2R Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela (2) #22 W 6–3, 6–1
24 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/15 1000 Outdoor Clay 3R Belgium Kristof Vliegen #52 W 6–1, 6–2
25 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/15 1000 Outdoor Clay QF Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber (2) #59 W 6–1, 6–1
26 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/15 1000 Outdoor Clay SF Czech Republic Tomas Berdych #14 W 6–0, 7–5
27 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/15 1000 Outdoor Clay Win (2) Switzerland Roger Federer #1 W 6–4, 6–4
Spain Barcelona 4/23 500 Outdoor Clay 1R Bye
28 Spain Barcelona 4/23 500 Outdoor Clay 2R Belgium Kristof Vliegen (2) #53 W 6–1, 6–2
29 Spain Barcelona 4/23 500 Outdoor Clay 3R Sweden Thomas Johansson #73 W 6–1, 6–4
30 Spain Barcelona 4/23 500 Outdoor Clay QF Italy Potito Starace #72 W 6–2, 7–5
31 Spain Barcelona 4/23 500 Outdoor Clay SF Spain David Ferrer #16 W 7–5, 6–1
32 Spain Barcelona 4/23 500 Outdoor Clay Win (3) Argentina Guillermo Cañas #28 W 6–3, 6–4
Italy Rome Masters 5/7 1000 Outdoor Clay 1R Bye
33 Italy Rome Masters 5/7 1000 Outdoor Clay 2R Italy Daniele Bracciali #125 W 6–4, 6–2
34 Italy Rome Masters 5/7 1000 Outdoor Clay 3R Russia Mikhail Youzhny #16 W 6–2, 6–2
35 Italy Rome Masters 5/7 1000 Outdoor Clay QF Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) #5 W 6–2, 6–3
36 Italy Rome Masters 5/7 1000 Outdoor Clay SF Russia Nikolay Davyvenko #4 W 7–6(7–3), 6–7(8–10), 6–4
37 Italy Rome Masters 5/7 1000 Outdoor Clay Win (4) Chile Fernando Gonzalez #6 W 6–2, 6–2
Germany Hamburg Masters 5/14 1000 Outdoor Clay 1R Bye
38 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/14 1000 Outdoor Clay 2R Spain Oscar Hernandez #69 W 7–5, 6–1
39 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/14 1000 Outdoor Clay 3R Russia Igor Andreev (2) #164 W 6–4, 6–1
40 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/14 1000 Outdoor Clay QF Chile Fernando Gonzalez (2) #5 W 6–4, 6–4
41 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/14 1000 Outdoor Clay SF Australia Lleyton Hewitt #21 W 2–6, 6–3, 7–5
42 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/14 1000 Outdoor Clay F Switzerland Roger Federer #1 L 6–2, 2–6, 0–6
43 France Roland Garros 5/28 GS Outdoor Clay 1R Argentina Juan Martin del Potro (2) #59 W 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
44 France Roland Garros 5/28 GS Outdoor Clay 2R Italy Flavio Cipolla #227 W 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
45 France Roland Garros 5/28 GS Outdoor Clay 3R Spain Albert Montañes #50 W 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
46 France Roland Garros 5/28 GS Outdoor Clay 4R Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2) #16 W 6–3, 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
47 France Roland Garros 5/28 GS Outdoor Clay QF Spain Carlos Moya #26 W 6–4, 6–3, 6–0
48 France Roland Garros 5/28 GS Outdoor Clay SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (3) #6 W 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
49 France Roland Garros 5/28 GS Outdoor Clay Win (5) Switzerland Roger Federer (2) #1 W 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
United Kingdom Queen's Club 6/11 250 Outdoor Grass 1R Bye
50 United Kingdom Queen's Club 6/11 250 Outdoor Grass 2R Argentina Juan Martin del Potro (3) #59 W 6–4, 6–4
51 United Kingdom Queen's Club 6/11 250 Outdoor Grass 3R Belarus Max Mirnyi #58 W 7–6(7–3), 6–3
52 United Kingdom Queen's Club 6/11 250 Outdoor Grass QF France Nicolas Mahut #106 L 5–7, 6–7(0–7)
53 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/25 GS Outdoor Grass 1R United States Mardy Fish #38 W 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
54 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/25 GS Outdoor Grass 2R Austria Werner Eschauer #72 W 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
55 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/25 GS Outdoor Grass 3R Sweden Robin Soderling #28 W 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 4–6, 7–5
56 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/25 GS Outdoor Grass 4R Russia Mikhail Youzhny (2) #13 W 4–6, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
57 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/25 GS Outdoor Grass QF Czech Republic Tomas Berdych (2) #11 W 7–6(7–1), 6–4, 6–2
58 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/25 GS Outdoor Grass SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (4) #5 W 3–6, 6–1, 4–1 RET
59 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/25 GS Outdoor Grass F Switzerland Roger Federer (2) #1 L 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 2–6
60 Germany Stuttgart 7/16 500 Outdoor Clay 1R Germany Alexander Waske #135 W 6–1, 6–1
61 Germany Stuttgart 7/16 500 Outdoor Clay 2R Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber (3) #37 W 6–3, 6–3
62 Germany Stuttgart 7/16 500 Outdoor Clay QF Argentina Juan Monaco #29 W 6–1, 6–3
63 Germany Stuttgart 7/16 500 Outdoor Clay SF Spain Feliciano Lopez #84 W 6–1, 7–5
64 Germany Stuttgart 7/16 500 Outdoor Clay Win (6) Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka (2) #50 W 6–4, 7–5
Canada Canada Masters 8/5 1000 Outdoor Hard 1R Bye
65 Canada Canada Masters 8/5 1000 Outdoor Hard 2R Russia Marat Safin #22 W 7–6(7–4), 6–0
66 Canada Canada Masters 8/5 1000 Outdoor Hard 3R France Paul-Henri Mathieu #23 W 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
67 Canada Canada Masters 8/5 1000 Outdoor Hard QF Canada Frank Dancevic #91 W 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
68 Canada Canada Masters 8/5 1000 Outdoor Hard SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) #4 L 5–7, 3–6
United States Cincinnati Masters 8/13 1000 Outdoor Hard 1R Bye
69 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/13 1000 Outdoor Hard 1R Argentina Juan Monaco #25 L 6–7(5–7), 1–4 RET
70 United States US Open 8/27 GS Outdoor Hard 1R Australia Alun Jones #123 W 7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
71 United States US Open 8/27 GS Outdoor Hard 2R Serbia Janko Tipsarevic #56 W 6–2, 6–3, 3–2 RET
72 United States US Open 8/27 GS Outdoor Hard 3R France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga #74 W 7–6(7–3), 6–2, 6–1
73 United States US Open 8/27 GS Outdoor Hard 4R Spain David Ferrer #15 L 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Spain Madrid Masters 10/15 1000 Indoor Hard 1R Bye
74 Spain Madrid Masters 10/15 1000 Indoor Hard 2R Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis (2) #22 W 6–4, 6–4
75 Spain Madrid Masters 10/15 1000 Indoor Hard 3R United Kingdom Andy Murray (2) #17 W 7–6(7–5), 6–4
76 Spain Madrid Masters 10/15 1000 Indoor Hard QF Argentina David Nalbandian #25 L 1–6, 2–6
France Paris Masters 10/28 1000 Indoor Hard 1R Bye
77 France Paris Masters 10/28 1000 Indoor Hard 2R Italy Filippo Volandri #41 W 6–3, 6–1
78 France Paris Masters 10/28 1000 Indoor Hard 3R Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka (3) #36 W 6–4, 6–3
79 France Paris Masters 10/28 1000 Indoor Hard QF Russia Mikhail Youzhny (3) #18 W 6–4, 6–2
80 France Paris Masters 10/28 1000 Indoor Hard SF Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis (3) #22 W 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
81 France Paris Masters 10/28 1000 Indoor Hard F Argentina David Nalbandian (2) #21 L 4–6, 0–6
82 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/12 YEC Indoor Hard RR France Richard Gasquet #8 W 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
83 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/12 YEC Indoor Hard RR Spain David Ferrer (2) #6 L 6–4, 4–6, 3–6
84 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/12 YEC Indoor Hard RR Serbia Novak Djokovic (5) #3 W 6–4, 6–4
85 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/12 YEC Indoor Hard SF Switzerland Roger Federer (3) #1 L 4–6, 1–6


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Battle of Surfaces". Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  2. ^ Cheese, Caroline (7 July 2007). "Wimbledon 2007". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Newbury, Piers (28 November 2007). "Nadal plays down foot injury fear". BBC Sport Tennis. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Rafael-Nadal.aspx?t=pa&y=2007&m=s&e=0#