Rafael Nadal´s Clay Court record

Rafael Nadal´s Clay Court record. World number one Rafael Nadal has won 3 US Open titles, 2 Wimbledon and 1 Australian Open title so far in his career. Those 6 Grand Slam titles is the same number of Grand Slam titles as legends Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker won during their careers. This text is all about the amazing stats and record on the red dirt from Rafa Nadal. BET ON RAFAEL NADAL – check out a list of great online betting companies with great promotions and odds. To date Rafael Nadal has won 18 Grand Slam titles and 82 ATP titles, 4 Davis Cup titles and 2 Olympic gold medals.

Rafael Nadal´s Clay Court record

Rafael Nadal´s Clay Court record is by far the most impressive of all-time.

12 French Open titles (Bjorn Borg second on 6 titles, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Gustavo Kuerten won 3 each)
11 Monte Carlo titles
11 Barcelona Open titles
9 Rome Open titles
5 Madrid Open titles

Nadals first ATP Title came in 2004 on clay in Sopot, Poland. In 2005 he won 11 ATP tournaments, including 8 clay court events.

TOTAL – 59 ATP titles on Clay. (Argentine Guillermo Vilas won 49 clay court titles, most of them smaller tournaments, Swede Bjorn Borg won 30 clay court titles)

25 Clay court titles in Masters 1000
14 consecutive years winning 1+ Masters 500 series title (2005-2018)
Only player to achieve a Clay Slam – Won Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, and Roland Garros in the same year – 2010
6 years winning both titles in Monte Carlo & Rome

Longest streak on clay without losing set – before Madrid Open 2018 46 straight sets won on clay. Only once did a player reach more then 4 games in a set (Martin Klizan lost 0-6, 5-7 in Barcelona 2018). Reached 50 straight sets on clay before losing to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinal of Madrid 2018. Then moved on to win his 8th Rome title, beating Alexander Zverev in the final 2-1 after trailing 2-3 in the decider a break down.

CAREER MATCH RECORD CLAY – 92% matches won on clay (408-36 after Rome 2018)

Highest match winning percentage – 97.89% (93–2)
6 finals reached without losing a set
3 French Open wins without losing set
39 consecutive match wins (2010-2015)

5 SETS MATCHES ON CLAY – Nadal has only lost twice in a best of 5 sets match on clay.
2009 in French Open 4R against Swede Robin Söderling
2015 in French Open QF against Serb Novak Djokovic.

In 2009 Nadal had lost one game to Söderling in Rome just before the French Open and played with knee problems on Roland Garros. After losing to the Swede he withdrew from both Queens and Wimbledon as defending champion. The loss to Djokovic was in straight sets and during the period 2015-2016 when Nadal suffered from a severe loss in confidence.

When Nadal is free from injuries he is in fact impossible to beat on clay. There has never been a clay court player to match him besides Björn Borg who won 6 French Open titles til the year he turned 25 years old. Borg lost only 32 games on his way to the title in Paris 1978.  In 2017 Nadal lost 35 games on Roland Garros which became the second best result in history in the French Open.

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