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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 3, 2020


Rafael Nadal celebrates his 34th birthday today. Here are 34 stats to remind you of the Spanaird’s enduring greatness.

1 Nadal has held the No.1 ranking for a total of 209 weeks.

2 Nadal has only lost two matches lifetime at Roland Garros, while winning 93. You could also go the fact that Nadal has two Olympic Gold Medals—take your pick.

3 Nadal has three titles at Indian Wells.

4 Nadal racked up his fourth US Open title last September. The Spaniard has a 64-11 lifetime record in New York.

5 Nadal has five titles at Madrid and five at the Rogers Cup, which are 10 of his record 35 Masters 1000 titles. He has also won five Davis Cups.

6 Nadal has finished World No.2 six times. Combine that with his five year-end No.1 finishes and that makes 11 times finishing in the Top 2 of the ATP rankings.

7 Nadal has reached seven ATP finals on grass, and won four tiles on the surface, including two Wimbledons.

8 Nadal has dropped just eight finals on clay courts, winning 59.

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9 Nadal has successfully completed nine title defenses at Roland Garros, a singular feat.

10 Nadal won 10 titles in 2013, a season that saw him compile a 75-7 record with five Masters 1000 titles and two major titles.

11 Nadal owns 11 Monte-Carlo titles. Nadal won eight consecutive titles at Monte-Carlo from 2005 to 2013, reeling off 46 consecutive wins in the Principality at one point.

12 Nadal owns 12 Roland Garros titles, the all-time record for titles at the same major.

13 Nadal went 13-3 at the majors in 2005, the year he won his first Slam at Roland Garros.

14 Nadal has amassed 14 Top 5 finishes in his illustrious career.

15 Nadal has amassed 15 consecutive Top 10 finishes in his career.

16 Nadal has lost to Roger Federer 16 times, but defeated him 24 times in their 40 contests.


17 Nadal owns a 17-1 record against the Top 5 at Roland Garros

18 Nadal first cracked the Top 10 as an 18-year-old in April of 2005.

19 Nadal owns 19 major titles, second all-time among the men.

20 Nadal owns 20 wins over reigning World No.1s.

21 Nadal played 21 ATP finals between 2013 and 2014, the highest two-year total of his career. He won 14 of his 85 career titles in that span.

22 Nadal first climbed to No.1 at the age of 22 in 2008.

23 Age when Nadal won his 100th Grand Slam match. 

24 Nadal was only 24 when he became the youngest man in the Open Era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010.


25 Number of clay-court titles that Nadal has won.

26 Nadal went 25-1 in his 26 Grand Slam matches in 2010, and won three major titles for the first time in his career.

27 Number of Grand Slam finals contested by Nadal in his career (19-8).

28 Nadal went 28-2 at the Masters 1000 tournaments in 2005, winning four of the six events he played.

29 Nadal has won 29 of his 42 matches against Top-5 ranked players at the majors.

30 Since turning 30 years old, Nadal has added five major titles to his résumé. Not bad for a player that many predicted would not even be playing at 30. He is tied with Novak Djokovic for the all-time Open Era record in that category.

31 Nadal reeled off his first 31 matches at Roland Garros before finally falling to Robin Soderling in 2009.

32 Nadal compiled his longest career winning streak of 32 in 2008.

33 At 33, Nadal finished as the ATP’s top-ranked player to become the oldest player in history to achieve the feat.

34 Nadal won 34 Masters 1000 matches in 2009, the best total he has achieved over the course of his career.


 

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