List of career achievements by Rafael Nadal

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

Rafael Nadal at the 2018 US Open.

Rafael Nadal has won a record 22 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other male player in tennis history.

Nadal has contested a milestone 30 Grand Slam finals in his career, which is third to Roger Federer's 31 and Novak Djokovic's 32 finals appearances respectively. He has appeared in at least five finals at each major (a feat equaled only by Federer and surpassed only by Djokovic's six) and is the only man to win multiple majors in three separate decades. Nadal won at least one major for 10 consecutive years (2005–2014) and 15 individual years overall, both all-time records in men's tennis. He holds the record for most titles at three ATP Tour levels: Grand Slam Tournaments (French Open - 14), Masters 1000 (Monte Carlo - 11), and ATP 500 (Barcelona - 12). Nadal has won 92 ATP titles in his career, including 36 Masters titles. By the age of 24 years, 3 months and 10 days, Nadal had won all four majors in singles (Career Grand Slam) and the Olympic singles gold medal (Career Golden Slam) in his career, and is the youngest player to achieve both feats in the Open Era. After winning the 2022 Australian Open, he became the fourth man in history (joining Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, and Djokovic) to win all four majors at least two times in his career (Double Career Grand Slam). Nadal is the only man in history to complete the Career Grand Slam and win an Olympic gold medal in both singles and doubles.

Known as the "King of Clay", Nadal won the French Open nine times in his first 10 attempts. He has won the event 14 times overall, with a match record of 112–3 (97.4% win rate), which is viewed by many analysts as one of the greatest feats in tennis and world sport. Nadal's dominance on the surface is further accentuated by his unique feat of winning the three clay-court Masters 1000 tournaments (Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome) and the French Open in the same season (2010), thus becoming the only player to complete the Clay Slam. Nadal won the French Open on his first attempt as a 19-year-old in 2005 and went on to win four consecutive crowns from 2005 to 2008, defeating then-world-No. 1 Roger Federer in three consecutive finals from 2006 to 2008 and again in the 2011 final. To date, 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 three different Grand Slam tournaments — the French Open, the Australian Open, and Wimbledon). Having faced his first of three career-losses at the French Open against Robin Söderling in 2009, he would go on to win five consecutive titles from 2010 to 2014. Nadal furthered his place in history by achieving "La Decima" — a 10th title at the 2017 French Open, where he did not drop a set and lost only 35 games (only three shy of Björn Borg's record of 32 games lost). He would then go on to win four consecutive crowns from 2017 to 2020 and another in 2022, making Nadal the only player, male or female, to win 14 titles at a single Grand Slam tournament in tennis history. Additionally, his 2020 French Open win also made Nadal the only player in history to have three streaks of four consecutive titles at a major, as well as three streaks of 30+ consecutive match wins at the same major. He has never been taken to five sets in the final of the French Open, and is the only player to achieve this level of dominance at a single major. Additionally, Nadal is 137–3 in best of five matches on clay (a win percentage of 97.9%). Nadal did not lose a single semifinal on clay courts for 12 years (52–0) from the 2003 Croatia Open to the 2015 Rio Open — an all-time record on a single surface.[1] He holds the record for the longest single surface win streak in the Open Era, having won 81 consecutive matches on clay courts from 2005 to 2007. Nadal also holds the Open Era record for the most consecutive sets won on a single surface (50 on clay). On clay, he has won an all-time record 14 majors, a record 26 Masters 1000 titles, and an Open Era record 63 titles overall. Nadal has won an all-time record 11 titles at the Monte Carlo Masters, including an Open Era record streak of eight consecutive titles from 2005 to 2012 and three consecutive titles from 2016 to 2018. He has also won an all-time record 10 titles at the Rome Masters.

Nadal's profound success in the sport is not limited to clay courts. Over the course of his career, he has won 514 matches on hard courts (4th in the Open Era behind Federer, Djokovic, and Andre Agassi). He is the only player, male or female, to have recorded 470+ match wins on both hard and clay courts. He has won six hard-court Grand Slam titles (4th all-time behind Djokovic, Federer, and Pete Sampras). He has achieved great success on both hard and grass courts, having won each major multiple times on clay, hard, and grass courts. He has won two Australian Open (hard), two Wimbledon (grass), and four US Open (hard) titles. Nadal is the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open and the second to win Wimbledon. In 2008, he became only the third player in the Open Era, after Rod Laver (1969) and Björn Borg (1980), to win the French Open and Wimbledon crowns in a calendar year (Channel Slam), a feat he repeated in 2010. He is the only male player in tennis history to win the French Open and the US Open in a calendar year on four occasions (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019). Nadal won the Olympic singles gold medal in Beijing (2008) and the Olympic doubles gold medal in Rio de Janeiro (2016) on hard courts. He has won 10 Masters 1000 titles at hard court events — five in Canada, three in Indian Wells, one in Cincinnati, and one in Madrid indoors). Nadal dominated the North American hard court season in 2013, having already won the Indian Wells title earlier in the year, he would go on to win 26 consecutive matches on hard courts by winning the Canadian Masters, Cincinnati Masters as well as the US Open, thus joining Patrick Rafter (1998) and Andy Roddick (2003) in completing the Summer Slam.

Nadal has been ranked world No.1 for 209 weeks by the ATP, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times (2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2019). He is the only man to have been ranked world No. 1 in three decades (2000s, 2010s, and 2020s). He is the first man to finish as the year-end No. 1 twice after turning 30 years old (2017 and 2019), and holds the record for the longest gap between his first (2008) and latest (2019) year-end No. 1 finishes (11 years). He is the only male player to regain the year-end No. 1 crown four times and finish as the year-end No. 1 in five non-consecutive years. He also has the most wins against world No. 1 ranked players, with 23 in total. Nadal has qualified for the year-end ATP Finals for a record 16 consecutive years.

Nadal also holds the Open Era records for the most consecutive years winning at least one ATP singles title (19 years from 2004–2022) and at least two ATP singles titles (18 years from 2005–2022). Nadal ranks first in the Open Era for the highest career match-winning percentage (minimum 500 wins) at 83.3% (1066–214 record), the highest clay court match-winning percentage (minimum 100 wins) at 91.3% (474–45 record), and the highest outdoor match-winning percentage (minimum 200 wins) at 84.9% (972–173).

All time tournament records

  • These records were attained since the amateur era (1877) and the Open Era of tennis (1968).
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.
Tournament Since Record accomplished Players tied
Grand Slams 1877 22 men's Grand Slam singles titles Stands alone
1908[a] Career Golden Slam: Won all four majors and the Olympic gold medal in singles Andre Agassi
Career Golden Slam + Olympic gold medal in doubles Stands alone
1905 Double Career Grand Slam: Won all four majors in singles twice Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
Novak Djokovic
1978 Double Career Grand Slam on three different surfaces Novak Djokovic
Double Career Surface Slam: Won majors on three different surfaces twice Mats Wilander
Novak Djokovic
Surface Slam: Won majors on three different surfaces in a calendar year (2010) Novak Djokovic
Simultaneous holder of majors on clay, grass, and hard courts (2010) Novak Djokovic
1896 Simultaneous holder of Olympic gold medal in singles and majors on clay and grass courts (2008) Stands alone
1891 Double Channel Slam: Won the French–Wimbledon title double in a calendar year twice (2008, 2010) Rod Laver
Björn Borg
1908 Youngest male player to achieve the Career Golden Slam (24) Stands alone
1877 14 titles won at a single major (French Open) Stands alone
14 titles won on a single surface (Clay) Stands alone
14 finals at a single major (French Open) Stands alone
112 match wins at a single major (French Open) Stands alone
10 title defences (2006–08, 2011–14, 2018–2020)[2] Roger Federer
10 title defences at a single major (French Open)[2] Stands alone
10 consecutive years winning 1+ major (2005–2014) Stands alone
15 years winning 1+ major (2005–2014, 2017–2020, 2022) Stands alone
15 years contesting 1+ final (2005–2014, 2017–2020, 2022) Stands alone
2 streaks of 5+ consecutive final wins across non-consecutive tournaments Stands alone
2 streaks of 10+ consecutive quarterfinals Stands alone
3 streaks of 4+ consecutive titles at a single major Stands alone
3 streaks of 31+ consecutive match wins at a single major Stands alone
3+ majors in three separate decades (2000s - 6, 2010s - 13, 2020s - 3) Stands alone
2+ majors in three separate decades Stands alone
Won the same major twice in three separate decades (French Open) Stands alone
1978 Most combined hard court (6) and clay court (14) majors - 20 Stands alone
1891 Most combined grass court (2) and clay court (14) majors - 16 Stands alone
1891 4 French–US title doubles (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019) Stands alone
1877 4 majors won without losing a set (2008, 2010, 2017, 2020) Stands alone
8 majors won while losing no more than one set[b] Stands alone
6 majors won with the final set score of either 6–0 or 6–1[c] Stands alone
Longest Grand Slam final by duration (5 hours 53 minutes) Novak Djokovic
1968 16 semifinals won spanning non-consecutive tournaments Stands alone
1973 Defeated four Top-10 players en route to a title[3] Mats Wilander
Roger Federer
All Tournaments / ATP Tour 2009 Clay Slam: Won Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome, and French Open in a calendar year (2010) Stands alone
1899 Summer Slam: Won Canada, Cincinnati, and US Open in a calendar year (2013) Patrick Rafter
Andy Roddick
1970 Overall match-winning percentage of 83.3% (1066–214) Stands alone
Overall clay court match-winning percentage of 91.3% (474–45) Stands alone
Overall outdoor match-winning percentage of 84.9% (972–173) Stands alone
972 outdoor match wins Stands alone
1970 Most combined grass court (4) and clay court (63) titles - 67 Stands alone
Most combined hard court (25) and clay court (63) titles - 88 Stands alone
90 outdoor titles Stands alone
63 clay-court titles Stands alone
1877 12+ titles at two tournaments (14 French Open and 12 Barcelona) Herbert Roper Barrett
Jean Borotra
11+ titles at three tournaments (14 French Open, 12 Barcelona, and 11 Monte Carlo) Jean Borotra
37 titles won from three tournaments (14 French Open, 12 Barcelona, and 11 Monte Carlo) Stands alone
1970 30 titles won without losing a set (Clay - 26 and hard - 4) Stands alone
1877 40 clay-court Big Titles won Stands alone
26 clay-court titles won without losing a set Stands alone
1968 19 consecutive years winning 1+ title (2004–2022) Stands alone
18 consecutive years winning 2+ titles (2005–2022) Stands alone
1930 3 consecutive years winning Monte Carlo, Rome, and French Open (2005–2007) Stands alone
1897 4 consecutive years winning Monte Carlo and French Open (2005–2008) Stands alone
1973 23 match wins against world No. 1 players[6] Stands alone
884 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 Stands alone
17 consecutive years in the Top 10 Stands alone
ATP Finals 1970 16 consecutive years qualifying for the ATP Finals (2005–2020) Stands alone
ATP Masters 1000 1990 11 titles won at a single tournament - Monte Carlo Stands alone
12 finals contested at a single tournament - Monte Carlo and Rome Stands alone
8 consecutive titles at a single tournament (2005–12) - Monte Carlo Stands alone
46 consecutive match wins at a single tournament (2005–13) - Monte Carlo Stands alone
73 match wins at a single tournament - Monte Carlo Stands alone
79 matches played at a single tournament - Monte Carlo Roger Federer
9 title defences at a single tournament - Monte Carlo Stands alone
19 entries at a single tournament - Madrid Stands alone
10 consecutive years winning 1+ title (2005–2014) Stands alone
10 consecutive years winning 1+ clay court title (2005–2014) Stands alone
15 years winning 1+ title (2005–2014, 2016–2019, 2021) Stands alone
20+ finals reached on two different surfaces (Hard - 20, clay - 33)[7] Stands alone
15 consecutive years of 1+ appearance in finals (2005–2019) Stands alone
26 clay-court titles overall Stands alone
10+ titles at two tournaments (11 Monte Carlo & 10 Rome) Stands alone
10+ titles on both clay and hard courts (Clay - 26, hard - 10) Novak Djokovic
5+ titles at four separate tournaments (11 Monte Carlo, 10 Rome, 5 Madrid, and 5 Canada) Novak Djokovic
5+ titles at three clay-court tournaments (11 Monte Carlo, 10 Rome, and 5 Madrid) Stands alone
7 years winning Monte Carlo and Rome (2005–2007, 2009–2010, 2012 & 2018) Stands alone
ATP 500 Series 1990 12 titles won at a single tournament - Barcelona Stands alone
14 consecutive years winning 1+ title (2005–2018) Stands alone
15 titles won without losing a set[8] Stands alone
66 match wins at a single tournament – Barcelona[9] Stands alone
41 consecutive match wins at a single tournament – Barcelona[10] Stands alone
70 matches played at a single tournament – Barcelona[11] Stands alone
Won titles at 8 ATP 500 series tournaments[d] Stands alone
French Open 1891 14 men's singles titles Stands alone
14 finals overall (2005–08, 2010–14, 2017–2020, 2022) Stands alone
5 consecutive titles won (2010–14) Stands alone
39 match win streak (2010–15) Stands alone
112 match wins Stands alone
97.4% match-winning percentage Stands alone
4 titles won without losing a set (2008, 2010, 2017, 2020) Stands alone
2+ titles in three separate decades (2000s - 4, 2010s - 8, 2020s - 2) Stands alone
1+ title in three separate decades (2000s - 4, 2010s - 8, 2020s - 2) Stands alone
Oldest singles champion (36) Stands alone
Australian Open 1905 Longest final by duration (5 hours 53 minutes) Novak Djokovic
Monte-Carlo Masters 1897 11 men's singles titles Stands alone
12 finals overall (2005–2013, 2016–2018) Stands alone
8 consecutive titles (2005–2012) Stands alone
9 consecutive finals (2005–2013) Stands alone
5 titles without dropping a set (2007–08, 2010, 2012, 2018) Stands alone
46 match win streak (2005–2013) Stands alone
79 matches played (2005–2021) Stands alone
73 matches wins (2005–2021) Stands alone
17 editions played (2003–2021) Fabrice Santoro
Barcelona Open 1953 12 men's singles titles Stands alone
12 finals (2005–09, 2011–13, 2016–18, 2021) Stands alone
5 consecutive titles (2005–2009) Stands alone
3 three-peats (2005–09, 2011–13, 2016–18) Stands alone
9 titles without dropping a set (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011–13, 2016–18) Stands alone
Italian Open 1930 10 men's singles titles Stands alone
12 finals overall (2005–2007, 2009–2014, 2018–2019, 2021) Stands alone
3 consecutive titles (2005–2007) Stands alone
6 consecutive finals (2009–2014) Stands alone
77 matches played (2005–2021) Stands alone
69 match wins (2005–2021) Stands alone
17 consecutive match wins (2005–2007) Stands alone
Madrid Open 2002 5 men's singles titles Stands alone
8 finals overall (2005, 2009–11, 2013–15, 2017) Stands alone
2 consecutive titles (2013–2014) Stands alone
3 consecutive finals (2009–2011 & 2013–2015) Stands alone
Mexican Open 1993 4 men's singles titles David Ferrer
Thomas Muster
5 finals (2005, 2013, 2017, 2020, 2022) David Ferrer
4 titles without dropping a set (2005, 2013, 2020, 2022) Stands alone

Grand Slam tournament records

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis, since 1968.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.
Grand Slams Year(s) Record accomplished Player tied
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open
2005–2022 22 men's Grand Slam singles titles Stands alone
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open
Olympics
2008, 2010 Career Golden Slam: Won all four majors and the Olympic gold medal in singles Andre Agassi
2008, 2010, 2016 Career Grand Slam + Olympic singles and doubles gold medals Stands alone
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open
2010, 2022 Double Career Grand Slam: Won all four majors in singles twice Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
Novak Djokovic
French Open - US Open 2005–2010 Double Career Surface Slam: Won majors on clay, grass, and hard courts twice Mats Wilander
Novak Djokovic
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open
2010 Surface Slam: Won majors on clay, grass, and hard courts in a calendar year Novak Djokovic
Won the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in a calendar year Don Budge
Tony Trabert
Rod Laver
French Open
Wimbledon
2008, 2010 Double Channel Slam: Won the French-Wimbledon title double in a calendar year twice Rod Laver
Björn Borg
French Open
Wimbledon
Olympics
2008 Simultaneous holder of Olympic singles gold medal and Wimbledon Andy Murray
Winner of Olympic singles gold medal and two majors in a single season Stands alone
Winner of Olympic singles gold medal and majors on clay and grass courts in a single season Stands alone
French Open - US Open 2005–2010 Youngest male player to achieve a Career Grand Slam (24) Stands alone
Youngest male player to achieve a Career Golden Slam (24) Stands alone
Australian Open
French Open
US Open
2005–2022 6+ majors on both hard and clay courts Stands alone
French Open 2008, 2010, 2017, 2020 4 majors won without losing a set Stands alone
Australian Open
French Open
US Open
2007–2008, 2010, 2012,
2017, 2019, 2020
8 finals reached without losing a set Stands alone
French Open
US Open
2010, 2013, 2017, 2019 Won the French-US title double in a single season four times Stands alone
French Open 2005–2008, 2010–2014,
2017–2020, 2022
14 titles won at a single major - French Open Stands alone
14 finals contested at a single major - French Open Stands alone
French Open - French Open 2005–2014, 2017–2020, 2022 15 years winning 1+ major Stands alone
2005–2014 10 consecutive years winning 1+ major Stands alone
2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2022 6 years winning multiple majors Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
2005–2020 10 title defences at majors Roger Federer
10 title defences at a single major Stands alone
Wimbledon - Australian Open 2011–2012 3 consecutive runner-up finishes Stands alone
French Open - French Open 2005–2022 Won a major in teens, twenties, and thirties[12] Ken Rosewall
Pete Sampras
French Open - Australian Open 2020–2021 11 consecutive match wins without losing a set Roger Federer
John McEnroe
French Open 2022 4 match wins vs. Top-10 players in one tournament Mats Wilander
Roger Federer

Records at each Grand Slam tournament

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis, since 1968.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.
Tournament Year(s) Record accomplished Players tied
Australian Open 2012 Longest final by duration (5 hours 53 minutes)[13][14] Novak Djokovic
2022 Won an Australian Open final from two sets down Stands alone
2009–2022 13-year gap between titles Stands alone
French Open 2005–2008

2010–2014, 2017–2020, 2022

14 men's singles titles Stands alone
2005–2008

2010–2014, 2017–2020, 2022

14 finals contested Stands alone
2010–2014 5 consecutive titles Stands alone
5 consecutive finals Stands alone
2005–2022 15 semifinals Stands alone
6 consecutive semifinals Novak Djokovic
16 quarterfinals Novak Djokovic
112 match wins Stands alone
2010–2015 39 consecutive match wins Stands alone
2005–2022 Highest match winning percentage - 97.4% (112–3) Stands alone
2008, 2010, 2017, 2020 4 titles won without losing a set Stands alone
2007–2020 6 finals reached without losing a set Stands alone
2005 Won title on the first attempt Mats Wilander
2022 Oldest singles champion (36) Stands alone
US Open 2013 Won as a US Open Series Champion Roger Federer
2017 Won a US Open final without facing a break point Stands alone
2017, 2019 Won two titles after turning 30 years old Jimmy Connors
2010–2019 Highest finals winning percentage (minimum 4 finals reached) - 80% (4–1) John McEnroe
  • Nadal is the first player in history to win 14 titles at the same major.
  • Nadal is the first player in history to be undefeated in at least the first 8 Grand Slam finals at the same major – he is a record 14–0 in French Open finals. Only 3 other players in history have remained undefeated in at least 6 Grand Slam finals at the same major; Björn Borg 6–0 at the French Open, Pete Sampras 7–0 at Wimbledon, and Novak Djokovic 9–0 at the Australian Open.

ATP Masters 1000 records

Year(s) Record accomplished Players tied
2005–2012,
2016–2018
11 titles won at a single tournament - Monte Carlo Stands alone
2005–2014 10 consecutive years winning 1+ title Stands alone
10 consecutive years winning 1+ clay-court title Stands alone
2005–2021 10+ titles at two tournaments - 11 Monte Carlo, 10 Rome Stands alone
2005–2019 5+ titles at four tournaments - Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, Canada Novak Djokovic
2013 4 consecutive titles - Rome, Madrid, Canada and Cincinnati Novak Djokovic
4 consecutive titles won in a single season Stands alone
2005–2018 8 titles won without losing a set Stands alone
2005–2007,
2009–2010,
2012, 2018
7 years winning Monte Carlo and Rome Stands alone
2005–2021 26 clay-court titles Stands alone
2005–2017 5+ titles at three clay tournaments Stands alone
2005–2010, 2012–2013, 2017–2018 2+ clay-court titles in a calendar year Stands alone
2005–2019 10+ titles on clay (26) and hard courts (10) Novak Djokovic
2005–2022 20+ finals on clay (33) and hard courts (20)[7] Stands alone
2005–2019 15 consecutive years contesting 1+ final Stands alone
2011, 2013 5 consecutive finals Novak Djokovic
2005–2013 5 years reaching 5+ finals Novak Djokovic
2005–2018 12 finals at a single tournament - Monte Carlo Stands alone
2005–2021 12 finals at two tournaments - Monte Carlo, Rome Stands alone
9+ finals at three tournaments - 12 Monte Carlo, 12 Rome, 9 Madrid Stands alone
2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 5 runners-up finishes at a single tournament without winning a title - Miami Stands alone
2005–2022 Reached the final of all 9 Masters events Ivan Lendl
Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
2009 Reached quarterfinals, or better, in all 9 Masters events in a single season Novak Djokovic
2005–2022 76 semifinals Stands alone
2009–2010 9 consecutive semi-finals Stands alone
2013 8 semifinals reached in a single season Novak Djokovic
2005–2022 99 quarterfinals Stands alone
2008–2010 21 consecutive quarterfinals Stands alone
2003–2022 406 match wins Stands alone
Highest overall match win percentage - 82.5% (406–86) Stands alone
70+ match wins at a single tournament - Monte Carlo 73 Stands alone
60+ match wins at two tournaments - Monte Carlo 73, Rome 69 Stands alone
50+ match wins at four tournaments - Monte Carlo 73, Rome 69, Indian Wells 59, Madrid 54 Stands alone
40+ match wins at five tournaments - Monte Carlo 73, Rome 69, Indian Wells 59, Madrid 54, Miami 40 Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
2013 3 North-American hard court tournaments in a calendar year - Indian Wells, Canada, Cincinnati Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Won Canada-Cincinnati title double consecutively Patrick Rafter
Andy Roddick
Andre Agassi
Won Indian Wells, Canada, and Cincinnati in a calendar year Stands Alone
2008 Won both singles and doubles events at a single tournament in the same year - Monte Carlo Jim Courier
  • Andy Murray accomplished this feat at the Australian Open by finishing as the runner-up five times without winning a title.
  • Novak Djokovic also reached the quarter-finals, or better, in all 9 Masters 1000 events of the year in 2009. They met in 6 out of the 9 tournaments with both winning 3 matches each. Nadal prevailed in the Monte Carlo final, Madrid semifinal, and Rome final, while Djokovic bested him in the Cincinnati semifinal, Shanghai final, and Paris semifinal, where he would go on to win the title.

Records at each ATP 500 Series & Masters 1000 tournaments

Tournament Year(s) Record accomplished Players tied
Monte-Carlo Masters 2005–2012, 2016–2018 11 men's singles titles Stands alone
2005–2013, 2016–2018 12 finals overall Stands alone
2005–2012 8 consecutive titles Stands alone
2005–2013 9 consecutive finals Stands alone
2007–08, 2010, 2012, 2018 5 titles without dropping a set Stands alone
2005–2021 73 match wins Stands alone
2005–2013 46 consecutive match wins Stands alone
2005–2021 79 matches played Stands alone
2003–2021 17 editions played Fabrice Santoro
Rome Masters 2005–2007, 2009–2010, 2012–2013, 2018–2019, 2021 10 men's singles titles Stands alone
2005–2007, 2009–2014, 2018–2019, 2021 12 finals overall Stands alone
2005–2007 3 consecutive titles Stands alone
2009–2014 6 consecutive finals Stands alone
2005–2022 69 match wins Stands alone
2005–2007 17 consecutive match wins Stands alone
2005–2022 76 matches played Stands alone
Madrid Masters 2005 (hard), 2010, 2013–2014, 2017 5 men's singles titles Stands alone
2005 (indoor hard), 2009–11, 2013–15, 2017 8 finals overall Stands alone
2013–2014 2 consecutive titles Stands alone
2009–2011 & 2013–2015 3 consecutive finals Stands alone
Barcelona Open 2005–2009, 2011–2013, 2016–2018, 2021 12 men's singles titles Stands alone
12 finals Stands alone
2005–2009 5 consecutive titles Stands alone
2005, 2007, 2009, 2011–13, 2016–18 9 titles without dropping a set Stands alone
2005–2009, 2011–2013, 2016–2018, 2021 Highest undefeated record in finals (12–0) Stands alone
3 three-peats Stands alone
Mexican Open 2005, 2013, 2020, 2022 4 men's singles titles David Ferrer
Thomas Muster
2005, 2013, 2017, 2020, 2022 5 finals David Ferrer
2005, 2013, 2020, 2022 4 titles without dropping a set Stands alone
  • Nadal was the first player to win 25 Masters 1000 titles in the Open Era, he surpassed Ivan Lendl's record of 22 in 2013. Nadal was also the first player to win 35 Masters 1000 titles, which he achieved in 2019.

Rankings records and achievements

  • The ATP ranking was frozen from 23 March to 23 August 2020
Time span Record or achievement accomplished Player tied
2008–2020 Ranked World No.1 in three decades - 2000s, 2010s, 2020s[15] Stands alone
2008–2019 Longest gap between first (2008) and latest (2019) year-end No. 1 finishes (11 years)[15] Stands alone
Regained the year-end No. 1 crown four times[15] Stands alone
Finished as the year-end No. 1 five times in non-consecutive years[15] Stands alone
2013–2017 Regained the year-end No. 1 crown 4+ years since the previous instance[15] Stands alone
2017 First man to finish as the year-end No. 1 in his 30s[15] Stands alone
2005–2021 Most year-end Top 2 finishes (12) Stands alone
2005–2022 Most weeks in the Top 2 (580) Stands alone
Most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 (884) (25 Apr 2005-present) Stands alone
Most consecutive years in the Top 10 (17) (25 Apr 2005-present) Stands alone
Time span Record or achievement accomplished Open Era
Ranking
2005–2022 580 weeks ranked in the Top 2; No. 1 (209), No. 2 (371) 1st
665 weeks ranked in the Top 3; No. 1 (209), No. 2 (370), No. 3 (86) 3rd
735 weeks ranked in the Top 4; No. 1 (209), No. 2 (370), No. 3 (86), No 4 (70) 2nd
816 weeks ranked in the Top 5; No. 1 (209), No. 2 (370), No. 3 (86), No 4 (70), No. 5 (81) 2nd
884 weeks ranked in the Top 10; No. 1 (209), No. 2 (370), No. 3 (86), No 4 (70), No. 5 (81), No. 6 (26), No. 7 (15), No. 8 (7), No 9 (12), No. 10 (8) 2nd
2005–2021 5 year-end No. 1 finishes 3rd
12 year-end Top 2 finishes; No. 1 (5), No. 2 (7) 1st
13 year-end Top 3 finishes; No. 1 (5), No. 2 (7), No. 3 (1) 3rd
14 year-end Top 4 finishes; No. 1 (5), No. 2 (7), No. 3 (1), No. 4 (1) 2nd
15 year-end Top 5 finishes; No. 1 (5), No. 2 (7), No. 3 (1), No. 4 (1), No. 5 (1) 2nd
17 year-end Top 10 finishes; No. 1 (5), No. 2 (7), No. 3 (1), No. 4 (1), No. 5 (1), No. 6 (1), No. 9 (1) 2nd
17 consecutive year-end Top 10 finishes; No. 1 (5), No. 2 (7), No. 3 (1), No. 4 (1), No. 5 (1), No. 6 (1), No. 9 (1) 1st

Other significant records

Time span Record accomplished Player tied
2004–2022 500+ match wins on hard courts and 450+ match wins on clay courts
- 514 on hard and 474 on clay
Stands alone
2008, 2016 Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles at two individual Olympic Games
- 2008 Beijing singles and 2016 Rio men's doubles
Stands alone
Won two Olympic gold medals in the Open Era Nicolás Massú
Andy Murray
2005–2022 Holder of most titles won at a single Grand Slam, Masters 1000 and ATP 500 series tournament
- 14 French Open, 11 Monte Carlo, 12 Barcelona
Stands alone
90 outdoor titles Stands alone
63 clay-court titles Stands alone
2004–2022 25+ titles on hard and clay courts - 25 on hard and 63 on clay Ivan Lendl
2013 35+ match wins on clay and hard courts in a calendar year Stands alone
2005–2007 Longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era (81 on clay) Stands alone
2008 32 consecutive match wins across 3 different surfaces Stands alone
2004–2014 52 consecutive wins in semifinals on a single surface (clay) Stands alone
2017–2018 50 consecutive sets won on a single surface (clay)[16] Stands alone
2005–2007 13 consecutive clay-court titles Stands alone
2005–2008 18 consecutive clay-court finals Stands alone
2004–2022 3+ titles in every tennis-playable continent in the Open Era Stands alone
19 consecutive years winning 1+ title Stands alone
2005–2022 18 consecutive years winning 1+ ATP 500 series title Stands alone
2010 5 consecutive Big Titles in a single season - Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome, French Open, Wimbledon Stands alone
2005–2006 5 consecutive ATP 500 series titles Roger Federer
2010–2014 8 consecutive ATP 500 series finals Stands alone
2006–2022 59 career meetings against the same opponent (Novak Djokovic) Novak Djokovic
2006–2021 29 career finals against the same opponent (Novak Djokovic) Novak Djokovic
2004–2022 Highest undefeated head-to-head record against one player (18-0 vs. Richard Gasquet)[17] Novak Djokovic
2006–2017
2010–2020
9 career major finals against the same opponent Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
2004–2021 23 match wins against world No. 1 players[h] Stands alone
2006–2020 37 matches played against Top 2 ranked players Stands alone
2004–2006 16 titles won as a teenager (18 years - 6 titles, 19 years - 10 titles) Björn Borg
2005 11 titles won in a single season as a teenager Stands alone
Won 24 consecutive matches as a teenager Stands alone
2004–2006 Won 17 of his first 19 finals appearances (17–2) Stands alone
2005, 2007, 2015 3 Stuttgart Open titles Stands alone

Guinness World Records

As of 2022, Nadal holds 22 Guinness World Records.[18]

  1. Most Grand Slam singles tennis titles won (Male) - 22
  2. Most titles of one Grand Slam singles tennis tournament - 14 at French Open
  3. Most French Open singles tennis titles won by a man - 14
  4. Most wins of one Grand Slam singles tennis tournament (Open Era) - 14 at French Open
  5. Most wins of one Grand Slam singles tennis tournament (Open Era, male) - 14 at French Open
  6. Most singles finals played at one Grand Slam tennis tournament (Open Era) - 14 at French Open
  7. Most wins of one singles tennis tournament (Open Era) - 14 at French Open
  8. Most consecutive French Open singles tennis titles won by a man - 5
  9. Most consecutive Grand Slam singles final losses by a man - 3
  10. First player to win 10 singles titles at the same Grand Slam (Open Era)
  11. First player to win 10 singles titles at the same ATP World Tour event (Open Era) - 11 at Monte-Carlo Masters
  12. Youngest man to win a tennis Career Grand Slam - 24 years, 3 months and 10 days
  13. Most men’s ATP titles won outdoors - 90
  14. Most years winning an ATP title - 19
  15. Most consecutive years winning an ATP title - 19
  16. Most clay-court singles titles (Open Era) - 63
  17. Most tennis singles matches on clay won consecutively (Male) - 81
  18. Most consecutive sets won on a single surface - 50 on clay
  19. First players to win all four tennis Grand Slams together - 2013 with Serena Williams
  20. Longest Grand Slam tennis final - with Novak Djokovic at the 2012 Australian Open
  21. Most ATP Tour singles matches between two players (Open Era) - 59 with Novak Djokovic
  22. Most tennis Grand Slam meetings (Singles) - 18 with Novak Djokovic

Wins over No. 1 players

Nadal holds the record for most wins against No. 1-ranked players, 23. With his win in the final of the 2019 Italian Open – Men's Singles over Djokovic, he broke a long-standing tie with Boris Becker. He recorded 13 wins over Roger Federer and 10 wins over Novak Djokovic. Nadal recorded his first win over a No. 1-ranked player when he was only 17 years, 9 months and 25 days, and ranked No. 34, when he beat Federer in straight sets in the third round of the 2004 Miami Open.[19]

# 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
20. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2019 Rome, Italy Clay F 6–0, 4–6, 6–1
21. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2020 French Open, Paris, France Clay F 6–0, 6–2, 7–5
22. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2021 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay F 7–5, 1–6, 6–3
23. Serbia Novak Djokovic 2022 French Open, Paris, France Clay QF 6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 7–6 (7–4)

Awards

This is a list of awards Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has won in his career.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Between 1928 and 1984, tennis was not included in the official Olympic program.
  2. ^ Nadal won the 2007–08, 2010, 2012, 2017–2018, and 2020 French Open events and the 2010 US Open while losing no more than one set.
  3. ^ Nadal won the 2008, 2011, 2017, 2019, and 2022 French Open events and the 2013 US Open with the final set score of either 6–0 or 6–1.
  4. ^ Nadal won titles in Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco, Dubai, Barcelona, Hamburg, Beijing, Tokyo, and Stuttgart.

References

  1. ^ "Nadal suffers shock Rio Open defeat". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Most Grand Slam singles titles defended". Guinness World Records.
  3. ^ "Fantastic 14! Nadal Defeats Ruud For Another Roland Garros Title". ATP Tour.
  4. ^ "Rafael Nadal has the most wins against World No. 1s on the ATP tour". sportskeeda. 28 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Rafael Nadal beats world No. 1 18 years after doing that for the first time". tennisworldusa. 9 June 2022.
  6. ^ The world No. 1 players who Nadal has defeated in his career are Roger Federer (13 times) and Novak Djokovic (10 times).[4][5]
  7. ^ a b "STAT OF THE DAY: RAFAEL NADAL REACHES 53RD MASTERS 1000 FINAL, 20TH ON HARD COURTS". tennis.com. 20 March 2022.
  8. ^ "ATP 500/CS Titles Won W/O Losing Set". Ultimate Tennis Statistics. 18 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Most Matches Won at Single ATP 500/CS Tournament". Ultimate Tennis Statistics. 18 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Winning Streak at Single ATP 500/CS Tournament". Ultimate Tennis Statistics. 18 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Most Matches Played at Single ATP 500/CS Tournament". Ultimate Tennis Statistics. 18 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Nadal's quest to reach La Décima". ESPN. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Longest Men's Singles Championship Final". ESPN Sports. 30 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Djokovic wins epic final". ABC Radio Grandstand. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Rafael Nadal Clinches Year-End No. 1 ATP Ranking for Fifth Time | ATP Tour | Tennis". www.atptour.com. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's 34-year-old set record". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  17. ^ "STAT OF THE DAY: RAFAEL NADAL NOW 18-0 AGAINST RICHARD GASQUET AFTER THIRD-ROUND VICTORY AT US OPEN". Tennis.com. 4 September 2022.
  18. ^ "Guinness Records online registry, requires signing in". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  19. ^ "Rafael Nadal's 2004 Ranking History". ATP's official site. Archived from the original on 25 March 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
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Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
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Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Serbia Novak Djokovic
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Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
US Open Series Champion
2008
2013
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Awards
Preceded by ATP Newcomer of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
Preceded by ATP Most Improved Player
2005
Succeeded by
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Preceded by
Fernando Alonso
Rafael Trujillo
Spanish Sportsman of the Year
2006
2008
Succeeded by
Rafael Trujillo
Xavi
Preceded by
Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Serbia Novak Djokovic
ATP Player of the Year
2008
2010
2013
2017
2019
Succeeded by
Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Incumbent
Preceded by
Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Serbia Novak Djokovic
ITF World Champion
2008
2010
2017
2019
Succeeded by
Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Incumbent
Preceded by Prince of Asturias Award for Sports
2008
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Roger Federer
ATP Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
2010
2018, 2019
Succeeded by
Switzerland Roger Federer
Incumbent
Preceded by BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
2010
Succeeded by
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Preceded by
Jamaica Usain Bolt
Jamaica Usain Bolt
Jamaica Usain Bolt
Austria Marcel Hirscher
L'Équipe Champion of Champions
2010
2013
2017 (with Switzerland Roger Federer)
2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jamaica Usain Bolt
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Preceded by
Switzerland Roger Federer
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Award
2011
2014
Succeeded by
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Preceded by Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Serbia Novak Djokovic
Preceded by ATP Comeback Player of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dominican Republic Félix Sánchez
Laureus World Comeback of the Year
2014
Succeeded by
Olympic Games
Preceded by Flagbearer for  Spain
Rio de Janeiro 2016
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