Rafael Nadal’s French Open Titles. The Spanish legend and megastar Rafael Nadal is now at 18 Grand Slam titles in his career. Here is a look back at all of his 12 French Open titles. Want to Bet on Rafael Nadal? Check out the Swedish Betting Company UNIBET for great bonuses and the best betting odds.
The French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France is the second Grand Slam of the calendar year and nowadays the only slam played on Clay. The first French Open event where played in 1891 and the tournament was only open to French players or foreign players who were a member of a French club during the first 34 years of its existence. Bjorn Borg held the record with 6 French Open titles won (between 1974-1981) and it seemed to be unbeatable. Strong clay court players like Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl and Gustavo Kuerten won 3 times at Roland Garros. No one came closer to Borg until Rafael Nadal emerged. This year Nadal won title number 12 at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadals French Open finals
2005 Rafael Nadal def Mariano Puerta 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5
2006 Rafael Nadal def Roger Federer 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2007 Rafael Nadal def Roger Federer 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2008 Rafael Nadal def Roger Federer 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
2010 Rafael Nadal def Robin Söderling 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
2011 Rafael Nadal def Roger Federer 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–1
2012 Rafael Nadal def Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
2013 Rafael Nadal def David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
2014 Rafael Nadal def Novak Djokovic 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4
2017 Rafael Nadal def Stan Wawrinka 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
2018 Rafael Nadal def Dominic Thiem 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
2019 Rafael Nadal def Dominic Thiem 6–3, 5-7, 6–1, 6-1
Rafael Nadal is by far the most successful player at the French Open with 12 titles. Former record holder Bjorn Borg won 6 times at Roland Garros between 1974-1981. In the fourth round of French Open 2009 Nadal experienced his first loss at Roland Garros, falling in 4 sets to swede Robin Söderling. After that Nadal withdrew as the defending champion fro Queens and Wimbledon because of knee problems in both knees. In 2015 he experienced his second loss in French Open. This time in really bad form he lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the quarter-finals. In 2016 Nadal had to withdraw after being in top form in the first two rounds.
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NADAL FAST FACTS IN FRENCH OPEN
On 3 occasions Nadal has won the title without dropping a set
On 6 occasions he reached the final without dropping a set
In 2017 he lost only 35 games in total (second best all time behind Borg’s 32 games lost 1978)
7 finals won in 4 sets
5 finals won i straight sets
93-2 in match record
3 times he has won 3 straight titles (only Bjorn Borg has ever won 3 straight titles at Roland Garros before Nadal)
1 time he won 4 titles in a row
1 time he won 5 times in a row
The last 3 years Nadal has lost 3 sets in total. 2017 he didn’t drop a set, 2018 one set to Diego Schwartzman in the QF and 2019 one set to David Goffin in the third round and one set to Dominic Thiem in the final.
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