List of career achievements by Rafael Nadal

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This article lists various career, tournament, and seasonal achievements by the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles which ranks him second on the all-time list only to Roger Federer’s record of 18 majors. Nadal has also won a record 30 Masters 1000 titles, tied with Novak Djokovic.

Rafael Nadal is widely viewed as one of the greatest tennis players of all time and is viewed by some sports analysts, tennis writers, fans and media pundits as the greatest tennis player of the Open Era.[1] Nadal has appeared in 22 Grand Slam finals which is second to Federer’s record of 28 finals. He has appeared in at least three finals per major and has won multiple majors on hard courts, clay and grass, the latter of which distinguishes him from his contemporaries as Federer and Djokovic have both managed only 1 clay slam each. Nadal completed the Career Grand Slam, and is the youngest player to achieve this feat, having won all four majors by the age of 24, three years younger than second youngest, Roger Federer, who completed it at the age of 27.

Known as the “King of Clay”, from 2005 to 2014, Nadal won the French Open 9 times in his first 10 attempts (90% win rate), with a match record of 66-1 (98.5% win rate), is viewed by many analysts as one of the greatest feats in the Open Era. Nadal won the French Open on his first attempt as a 19-year-old in 2005 and went on to make three consecutive title defences from 2005 to 2008; he defeated Roger Federer in three consecutive finals from 2006 to 2008 (he also defeated Federer in the 2005 semi-finals) and again in the 2011 final (Nadal is the only player to defeat Federer in four finals at the same major. Nadal is also the only player to beat Federer in the finals of 3 different grand slams, Roland Garros, Australian Open, and Wimbledon). His sole loss at Roland Garros during this period came to Robin Söderling in 2009 in the round of 16. Nadal then went on to win the French Open in 2010 and another four consecutive title defences from 2010 to 2014 (an Open Era record), and won a tenth title in 2017. He holds a match record of 79–2 in best-of-five matches (never taken to five sets in the final) from 2005 to 2016 achieving a win percentage of 97.5%, and is the only player to achieve this type of dominance at any single Grand Slam tournament. Nadal won the French Open an all-time record of 10 times and is the first, and only, player in the Open Era, male or female, to win 10 grand slams at a single major (no other male player has won more than 7 titles at a single major in the Open Era). Nadal is also undefeated in French Open finals holding a 10–0 record.

Nadal has won all-time records of 30 Masters 1000 titles, 22 clay Masters 1000 titles, 10 Grand Slam singles titles on clay, as well as an Open Era record 53 titles on clay. He won at least 1 Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005 to 2014 and is the only player to achieve this type of consistency in the Open Era. He owns the longest single surface win streak on any single surface by a male having won 81 consecutive matches on clay courts from 2005 to 2007. Nadal also won a record 8 consecutive Monte Carlo Masters 1000 titles from 2005 to 2012, and a record overall 10 titles including his 2016 and 2017 wins. Nadal has also won an Open Era record 7 Masters 1000 titles in Rome, and 10 titles at the ATP500 Barcelona Open. In 2010, Nadal won the French Open plus all three clay court Masters 1000 events (Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid) in the same calendar year, thus becoming the first, and only, player to complete the "Clay Slam".

Nadal won at least one Grand Slam tournament for 10 consecutive years (2005 – 2014) having broken the previous men's record of 8 consecutive years. Nadal has achieved a record 10 titles at three different tournaments: French Open, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona. That means he holds the record for most titles at 3 different levels, ATP500 (Barcelona-10), Masters 1000 (Monte Carlo-10), and Grand Slams (Roland Garros-10). He has accrued 30 titles from these three clay court tournaments alone.

Nadal’s success does not hold strictly to the clay courts. He has achieved considerable success on hard courts and grass courts obtaining multiple Grand Slams outside of the French Open having won 1 Australian Open (hard), 2 Wimbledon (grass), and 2 US Open (hard) titles. This fact sets him apart from the other Career Grand Slam winners as none of them have won multiple slams on clay, hard, and grass courts (Federer, Djokovic, and Agassi each only have 1 clay slam & Laver never played on hard courts). Furthermore, Nadal is the second Spaniard to win Wimbledon, and in 2008 he became only the third player in the Open Era, after Rod Laver in 1969 & Bjorn Biorg in 1980, to win the French Open and Wimbledon crowns in the same year, also known as the "Channel Slam", which he would repeat again in 2010 (Federer would join the club in 2009). § Nadal is the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open and the first male player in the Open Era to simultaneously hold Grand Slams on clay, grass and hard courts which he has achieved twice. Nadal won the Olympic gold medal in singles in Beijing (2008) on hard courts (defeating Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals), the Olympic gold medal in men's doubles in Rio De Janeiro (2016), and has won 8 Masters 1000 titles [spread out over four different tournaments. He won 3 Indian Wells, 3 Canada, 1 Cincinnati, 1 Madrid (2005)]. Nadal dominated the North American hard court season in 2013, having won the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Masters as well as the US Open, thus joining Patrick Rafter (1998) and Andy Roddick (2003) in completing the "Summer Slam". Additionally, earlier in the year, Nadal also won his third Indian Wells title, also played on hard courts. He would finish 2013 with a 36-4 record on hard courts, and coupled with his 39-2 record on clay courts, he became the first player in the Open Era to win 35+ matches on both hard courts and clay courts in the same season. Nadal is the only player in the Open Era to win at least 2 French Open titles, 2 Wimbledon titles, and 2 US Open titles.

Additionally, early in his career, many predicted that Rafa would have a successful, but short, career due to the physicality of his game as well as the fact that he plays with the same intensity whether it be an ATP250 first round match or a grand slam final. Despite many people expressing that sentiment, as of June 2017, Rafa has played in over 1000 matches (10th in Open Era), amassed 849 match wins (7th in Open Era), won a grand slam in his teens/20s/30s (tied w/Pete Sampras & Ken Rosewall), holds multiple longevity records such as winning 1+ slam for 10 consecutive years, winning 1+ Masters 1000 titles for 10 consecutive years, and winning 1+ ATP500 title for 13 consecutive years. During the first half of his 15th season (2017) on Tour he has a Tour-leading 43 match wins (43-6 record), a grand slam runner-up, a grand slam title, a Masters 1000 runner-up, 2 Masters 1000 titles, and has made the finals 7 times in his first 10 events and walked away with the title 4 times.

All time tournament records[edit]

  • These records were attained since the amateur era (1877) and the Open Era of tennis (1968).
  • Records in bold indicate peerless achievements.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.
Tournament Since Record accomplished Players tied
Grand Slams 1877 Roland Garros (10) - Most titles won at a single Grand Slam tournament Stands alone
Won three grand slams on 3 different surfaces in the same calendar year Stands alone
10 consecutive years of winning 1+ grand slam title (2005 - 2014) Stands alone
Simultaneous holder of Olympic singles gold medal and Majors on clay, grass, and hard court Stands alone
Achieved the Career Grand Slam + Olympic Singles Gold medal + Olympic Doubles Gold Medal Stands alone
ATP World Tour 1970 Youngest men's player to achieve a Career Grand Slam (aged 24) Stands alone
Highest overall clay court match win percentage - 91.75% (389-35) Stands alone
Only male player to win two Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles in two separate Olympics in Open Era Stands alone
Won Rome Masters, Monte Carlo Masters and French Open for three consecutive years (2005-2007) Stands alone
Won Monte Carlo and French Open for four consecutive years (2005-2008) Stands alone
8 consecutive titles at any single tournament Stands alone
46 match win streak at any single tournament (Monte Carlo) Stands alone
53 Clay court titles Stands alone
Longest single surface win streak (Clay courts - 81) Stands alone
10 titles at three different tournaments (Roland Garros, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona) Stands alone
30 titles won from three tournaments (10 at French Open, Barcelona, and Monte Carlo) Stands alone
ATP Masters 1000 1970 Monte Carlo (10) - Most titles won at a single Masters 1000 tournament Stands alone
22 clay court titles overall Stands alone
10 consecutive years of winning 1+ clay court title (2005 - 2014) Stands alone
10 consecutive years of winning 1+ masters title (2005 - 2014) Stands alone
8 consecutive Monte Carlo Masters titles Stands alone
10 titles in 13 years at Monte Carlo Masters Stands alone
7 titles in 9 years at Rome Masters (2005-2013) Stands alone
7+ titles at two tournaments (Monte Carlo Masters and Rome Masters) Stands alone
4+ titles at three clay tournaments (Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome) Stands alone
Clay Slam (Won all three clay court tournaments in 2010 calendar season) Stands alone
6 years winning Monte Carlo and Rome Masters (2005-2007, 2009-2010 & 2012) Stands alone
ATP 500 Series 1990 18 ATP 500 titles Roger Federer
13 consecutive years winning at least one ATP500 series title per year (2005-2017) Stands alone
Barcelona Open (10) - Most titles won at a single ATP500 series tournament Stands alone
French Open 1891 10 titles Stands alone
Monte Carlo Masters 1897 10 titles Stands alone
Rome Masters 1930 7 titles Stands alone
Barcelona Open 1953 10 titles Stands alone

Grand Slam tournament records[edit]

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis, since 1968.
  • Records in bold indicate peer-less achievements.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.
Grand Slams Year(s) Record accomplished Player tied
Australian Open

French Open

Wimbledon

US Open

Olympics

2008, 2010 Career Golden Slam (Won Olympic singles gold medal and all four majors) Andre Agassi
2010 Career Grand Slam Rod Laver
Andre Agassi
Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
2008, 2010, 2016 Won the Olympic Singles Gold medal, Career Grand Slam, and Olympic Doubles Gold medal Stands alone
French Open

Wimbledon

US Open

2010 3 consecutive grand slams on 3 different surfaces in the same calendar year Stands alone
Won Grand slams on clay, grass, and hard court in a single calendar year Stands alone
Simultaneous holder of Majors on clay, grass, and hard court in a single season Stands alone
French Open - Wimbledon - US Open 2005-2013 Won at least two French Open titles, two Wimbledon titles, and two US Open titles. Stands alone
French Open

US Open

2010, 2013 Winner of both majors in a single season in two calendar seasons Ivan Lendl
French Open - US Open 2005-2010 Youngest men's player to achieve a Career Grand Slam (Aged 24) Stands alone
2+ majors on Grass, Clay, and Hard courts (2 titles on grass, 10 on clay and 3 on hard) Mats Wilander
Australian Open - US Open 2005-2014 Won at least one grand slam title for 10 consecutive years Stands alone
French Open 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 Most titles won at a single Grand Slam tournament - Roland Garros (10) Stands alone
French Open

Wimbledon

Australian Open

2008-2009 Simultaneous holder of grand slams won across clay, grass, and hard court Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
French Open

Wimbledon

Olympics

Australian Open

Simultaneous holder of Olympic singles gold medal and grand slams on clay, grass, and hard court Stands alone
Simultaneous holder of Olympic singles gold medal and three grand slam titles Andre Agassi
Wimbledon - Australian Open 2011-2012 3 consecutive runner-ups Stands alone
French Open

Wimbledon

Olympics

2008 Simultaneous holder of Olympic singles gold medal and Wimbledon Andy Murray
Winner of Olympic singles gold medal and two grand slams in a single calendar year Stands alone
French Open - Wimbledon 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 Winner of a combined 12 French Open & Wimbledon major titles (10 & 2 combination) Stands alone
2008, 2010 Accomplished a "Channel Slam": Won both tournaments in the same year Rod Laver
Björn Borg
Roger Federer
French Open 2008, 2010, 2017 3 grand slam wins without losing a set[2] Björn Borg
French Open - French Open 2005-2017 Won a grand slam in teens, twenties, and thirties[3] Pete Sampras
Ken Rosewall
  • Nadal is one of only two players in the Open Era to make 5+ finals on clay (10), grass (5), and hard courts (7). The only other player is Roger Federer; clay (5), grass (10), hard (13).

Records at each Grand Slam Tournament[edit]

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis, since 1968.
  • Records in bold indicate peer-less achievements.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.
Tournament Year(s) Record accomplished Players tied
Australian Open 2012 Longest Grand Slam final (by duration) vs. Novak Djokovic[a] Novak Djokovic
French Open 2005 Won title on the first attempt Mats Wilander
2005-2008

2010-2014, 2017

10 titles Stands alone
10 finals overall Stands alone
10 semifinals overall Stands alone
2005-2017 79 match wins Stands alone
2005-2008 4 consecutive titles Björn Borg
2010-2014 5 consecutive titles Stands alone
5 consecutive finals[2] Stands alone
2010-2015 39 consecutive match wins Stands alone
2005-2017 Highest match winning percentage - 97.53% (79–2) Stands alone
2007-2017 6 finals reached without losing a set Stands alone
2008, 2010, 2017 3 French Open wins without losing a set[2] Stands alone
US Open 2013 Won as US Open Series Champion Andy Roddick
  • Nadal is the first and only player in the Open Era to win 8 titles at the same major and the first and only player, male or female, to win 10 titles at any grand slam tournament.
  • Nadal is the first and only player in the Open Era to be undefeated in his first 8 grand slam finals at the same single major tournament, he is a record 10-0 in French Open finals and surpassed Bjorn Bjorg's record of 6-0 at the French Open and Pete Sampras's finals record of 7-0 at Wimbledon.

ATP Masters 1000 records[edit]

Year(s) Record accomplished Players tied
2005–2012, 2016–2017 Monte Carlo (10) - Most titles won at a single Masters 1000 tournament Stands alone
2005–2014 Won at least one Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years Stands alone
Won at least one Clay Court Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years Stands alone
1+ titles at three clay tournaments Novak Djokovic

Ivan Lendl

2+ titles at three clay tournaments
3+ titles at three clay tournaments Stands alone
2005–2017 30 titles Novak Djokovic
2005–2017 45 finals Stands alone
2005–2017 63 semi-finals Stands alone
2009–2010 9 consecutive semi-finals Stands alone
2005–2017 22 clay court titles Stands alone
2005–2015 7 tournaments won without dropping a set Novak Djokovic
2013 Appearance in finals of all 9 Masters 1000 tournaments Ivan Lendl
Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
4 consecutive titles (Rome, Madrid, Canada & Cincinnati) Novak Djokovic
4 consecutive titles won in a single season Stands alone
8 semi-finals reached in a single season Novak Djokovic
2008–2010 21 consecutive quarter-finals Stands alone
2005–2013 5 years reaching 5+ finals Novak Djokovic
2005–2014 7+ titles at two tournaments (Monte Carlo Masters and Rome Masters) Stands alone
2010 Clay Slam (Won Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, and Roland Garros in the same year) Stands alone
2013 Winner of three North American hard court tournaments in a single calendar season

(Indian Wells, Canada, Cincinnati)

Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Summer Slam (Won Canada, Cincinnati, and the US Open in the same year) Patrick Rafter

Andy Roddick

Canada - Cincinnati title double won consecutively Patrick Rafter

Andy Roddick

Andre Agassi

2005–2007, 2009–2010

2012

6 years winning both titles - Monte Carlo & Rome Stands alone
2008 Winner of singles and doubles tournament at the same tournament and in the same year (Monte Carlo Masters) Jim Courier
2011, 2013 5 consecutive finals Novak Djokovic
2009 Reached quarter-finals, or better, in all 9 Masters 1000 events of the year Novak Djokovic
2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 Miami - Five runner-up finishes at the same Masters 1000 event without winning a title. Novak Djokovic
  • Andy Murray accomplished this feat at the Australian Open by finishing runner-up 5 times without winning a title.

Records at each ATP 500 Series & Masters 1000 tournaments[edit]

Tournament Year(s) Record accomplished Players tied
Monte Carlo Masters 2005–2012, 2016–2017 10 titles Stands alone
2005–2012 8 consecutive titles Stands alone
2005–2013 9 consecutive finals Stands alone
2005–2013, 2016–2017 11 finals overall Stands alone
2005–2013 46 Match win streak Stands alone
Italian Open (Rome) 2005–2007, 2009–2010, 2012–2013 7 titles Stands alone
2005–2014 9 finals overall Stands alone
2009–2014 6 consecutive finals Stands alone
2005–2007 3 consecutive titles Stands alone
Madrid Open 2005, 2010, 2013–2014, 2017 5 titles Stands alone
2013–2014 2 consecutive titles Stands alone
2005, 2009–11, 2013–15, 2017 8 finals overall Stands alone
2009–2011 & 2013–2015 3 consecutive finals Stands alone
Barcelona Open 2005–2009, 2011–2013, 2016-2017 10 titles Stands alone
10 finals Stands alone
Undefeated in ten finals (10-0) Stands alone
2005-2009 5 consecutive titles Stands alone
Acapulco Open 2005, 2013, 2017 2 titles without dropping a set Stands alone
14 consecutive match wins Stands alone
28 consecutive sets won Stands alone

Rankings records[edit]

  • 25 Jul 2005, three months after from his top-10 debut, Nadal was ranked as the No. 2 player in the world. He would sustain the No. 2 ranking for a record 160 consecutive weeks.
  • 18 Aug 2008, Nadal became the 24th man to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
  • Nadal is the only man to have 3 separate year-end No. 1 stints, 2008, 2010, and 2013 (Lendl, Federer, and Djokovic have each had 2 separate year-end No. 1 stints).[6]

Other significant records[edit]

Time span Record accomplished Player tied
2004-2017 ATP titles won in 19 different countries Roger Federer
385+ match wins on hard courts and 385+ match wins on clay courts (in 2017) Stands alone
2008, 2016 Olympic Gold medals in singles and doubles at two different Olympics (2008 Beijing singles & 2016 Rio men's doubles) Stands alone
Winner of Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles in two separate Olympic tournaments in Open Era Stands alone
Winner of two Olympic gold medals in Open Era Nicolás Massú

Andy Murray

2005-2017 53 clay court titles Stands alone
71 outdoor titles Stands alone
18 ATP500 series titles Roger Federer
13 consecutive years of winning at least one ATP500 series title Stands alone
Outright holder of most titles won at a single Major, Masters 1000 and 500 series tournament - (10 Roland Garros, 10 Monte Carlo, and 10 Barcelona) Stands alone
30 titles won from three tournaments (10 at Roland Garros, 10 at Monte Carlo, and 10 at Barcelona) Stands alone
2010 5 consecutive "Big Titles" won in a single season (Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome, French Open, Wimbledon) Stands alone
2006-2017 50 career meetings against the same opponent (Novak Djokovic) Novak Djokovic
2006-2016 24 career finals against the same opponent (Novak Djokovic) Novak Djokovic
2006-2017 9 career grand slam finals against the same opponent (Roger Federer) Roger Federer
2005-2007 Longest single surface win streak (Clay courts - 81) Stands alone
2013 Won 35+ matches on clay courts and 35+ matches on hard courts in single calendar season Stands alone
2004-2013 19 match wins against world No. 1 players[h] Boris Becker
2002-2017 7+ titles at four different tournaments (Roland Garros, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Rome) Roger Federer
2005-2017 10 titles at three different tournaments (Roland Garros, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona) Stands alone
2004-2006 16 titles won as a teenager Björn Borg
2005 11 titles won in a single season as a teenager Stands alone
Won 24 consecutive matches as a teenager Stands alone
  • The only player to have lost just one game in an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final (Monte Carlo 2010: 6–0, 6–1).
  • The fastest to win ATP Masters Titles (since winning the first title):
    5 titles: 8 tournaments/1 year: Monte Carlo 2005 – Monte Carlo 2006
    10 titles: 24 tournaments/3 years: Monte Carlo 2005 – Monte Carlo 2008
    15 titles: 34 tournaments/4 years: Monte Carlo 2005 – Rome 2009
    20 titles: 58 tournaments/7 years: Monte Carlo 2005 – Monte Carlo 2012
    25 titles: 65 tournaments/8 years: Monte Carlo 2005 – Montreal 2013

Wins over No. 1 players[edit]

Nadal co-holds the record for most wins against No. 1-ranked players, 19, with Boris Becker. He recorded 13 wins over Roger Federer and 6 wins over Novak Djokovic. Nadal recorded his first win over a No. 1-ranked player when he was only 17 years old, and ranked No. 34, when he beat Federer in straight sets in the third round of the 2004 Miami Open[7].

# Player Event Surface Rd Score
1. Switzerland Roger Federer 2004 Miami, United States Hard 3R 6–3, 6–3
2. Switzerland Roger Federer 2005 French Open, Paris, France Clay SF 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
3. Switzerland Roger Federer 2006 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard F 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
4. Switzerland Roger Federer 2006 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay F 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
5. Switzerland Roger Federer 2006 Rome, Italy Clay F 6–7(0–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
6. Switzerland Roger Federer 2006 French Open, Paris, France Clay F 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
7. Switzerland Roger Federer 2007 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay F 6–4, 6–4
8. Switzerland Roger Federer 2007 French Open, Paris, France Clay F 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
9. Switzerland Roger Federer 2008 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay F 7–5, 7–5
10. Switzerland Roger Federer 2008 Hamburg, Germany Clay F 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
11. Switzerland Roger Federer 2008 French Open, Paris, France Clay F 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
12. Switzerland Roger Federer 2008 Wimbledon, London, England Grass F 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7
13. Switzerland Roger Federer 2010 Madrid, Spain Clay F 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
14. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2012 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay F 6–3, 6–1
15. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2012 Rome, Italy Clay F 7–5, 6–3
16. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2012 French Open, Paris, France Clay F 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
17. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2013 French Open, Paris, France Clay SF 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 6–7(3–7), 9–7
18. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2013 Montreal, Canada Hard SF 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
19. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2013 US Open, New York, United States Hard F 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

Miscellaneous records[edit]

  • Nadal joined Australian Rod Laver as the only left-handers to win all four Grand Slams.
  • Fourth player to win the same slam (French Open 2005-08) 4 consecutive times after Borg (FO, Wim), Sampras (Wim) and Federer (Wim, USO), during Open Era.
  • Third player to win the same slam (French Open 2010-14) 5 consecutive times after Borg (Wimbledon 1976-80) and Federer (Wimbledon 2003-07; US Open 2004-08) during Open Era.
  • First, and only, player to win the same slam (French Open) 4+ consecutive times, on 2 separate occasions, 2005-2008 (4) & 2010-2014 (5).
  • Nadal has a 53-8 record in clay court tournament finals and an 102–2 record in best-of-five-set matches on clay.
  • Rafa is the quickest male player (losing fewest matches) in the Open Era to reach 200 clay-court wins (200–16). Vilas leads the all time clay court career win list: 632–162.
  • Nadal is the only player in history to win both the Clay Slam (Won Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, and Roland Garros in the same year; 2010) and the Summer Slam (Won Canada, Cincinnati, and the US Open in the same year; 2013). No other player has ever won the Clay Slam and only Patrick Rafter & Andy Roddick have ever won the Summer Slam. [Additionally, two things should be noted: (1) Nadal also won the 2013 Indian Wells Masters 1000 title on hard courts earlier in the year as well; and (2) in 2013, Nadal won the Rome, Madrid, and Roland Garros titles.]
  • Most consecutive weeks as World Number 2 in the history of the rankings maintained by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP): 160 weeks.
  • Most weeks at No. 2: 248 weeks (as of September 30, 2013).
  • Tied with Federer for most years ended at No. 2: 5 years (as of end 2016)
  • Quickest player to reach 400 match wins by playing less than 500 matches (401–91).
  • Nadal (10–0), Borg (6–0) and Gustavo Kuerten (3–0) are the only players in the Open Era to never lose a French Open final while appearing in at least 3 finals.
  • Nadal has denied an opponent to win a non-calendar Grand Slam a record three times. He defeated Federer in the finals on the 2006 and 2007 French Open and Djokovic in the finals on the 2012 French Open. Nadal himself was denied the possibility of holding the four Major titles at the 2011 Australian Open, when he lost in the quarter-finals to David Ferrer.[8]

Winning streaks[edit]

  • Torneo Godó (Barcelona Open): Holds the record for the most consecutive wins – 5 (2005–2009) and most title wins – 10 (2005–2009, 2011–2013, 2016–2017).
  • Longest match winning streak combined on clay, grass and hard (32 matches), also most consecutive tournaments (5) won on same three surfaces (2008 Hamburg-Toronto).
  • Longest single-surface winning streak in the Open Era: 81 matches on Clay Courts (11 April 2005 – 20 May 2007).

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The final took 5 hours, 53 minutes to complete.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andre Agassi tabs Nadal No. 1". ESPN. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Record". 
  3. ^ "Nadal's quest to reach La Décima". ESPN. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Longest Men's Singles Championship Final". ESPN Sports. 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Djokovic wins epic final". ABC Radio Grandstand. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "ATP Tour 2013 Season". ATP Tour. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Rafael Nadal's 2004 Ranking History". ATP's official site. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  8. ^ Australian Open 2011: Rafael Nadal denied 'Rafa Slam' dream by injury and David Ferrer at Melbourne Park – Telegraph