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US$98,001,598

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Official website rafaelnadal.com

Singles

Career record 897–187 (82.75%)

Career titles 78 (4th in the Open Era)

Highest ranking No. 1 (18 August 2008)

Current ranking No. 1 (21 May 2018)

Grand Slam Singles results

Australian Open W (2009)

French Open W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)

Wimbledon W (2008, 2010)

US Open W (2010, 2013, 2017)

Other tournaments

Tour Finals F (2010, 2013)

Olympic Games W (2008)

Doubles

Career record 131–72

Career titles 11

Highest ranking No. 26 (8 August 2005)

Current ranking No. – (19 March 2018)[4]

Grand Slam Doubles results

Australian Open 3R (2004, 2005)

Wimbledon 2R (2005)

US Open SF (2004)

Other doubles tournaments

Olympic Games W (2016)

Team competitions

Davis Cup W (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011)

Medal record

Representing  Spain

Men's Tennis

2008 Beijing Singles

2016 Rio de Janeiro Doubles

Last updated on: 29 May 2018.

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa];[5] born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).[6] Known as "The King of Clay",[a] he is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history.[b] Nadal's evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.[c] Nadal has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles, a record 32 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, a record 20 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. In majors, Nadal has won 10 French Open titles, 3 US Open titles, 2 Wimbledon titles, and one Australian Open title. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh male player in history and youngest of five in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.[39]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Tennis career

2.1 2002–2004 2.2 2005: First Grand Slam title 2.3 2006: Second French Open title 2.4 2007: Third French Open title 2.5 2008: Two majors, Olympic gold and No. 1 2.6 2009: Australian Open title 2.7 2010: Return to No. 1 and Career Grand Slam 2.8 2011: Sixth French Open title 2.9 2012: Seventh French Open title 2.10 2013: Two major titles, and world No. 1 2.11 2014: French Open title and injuries 2.12 2015: Continued struggles and rankings drop 2.13 2016: Second Olympic gold medal 2.14 2017: US and French titles and year-end No.1 2.15 2018: 32nd Masters Title & 400 career wins in clay

3 Rivalries

3.1 Nadal vs. Federer 3.2 Nadal vs. Djokovic 3.3 Nadal vs. Murray 3.4 Nadal vs. Wawrinka

4 Playing style 5 Public image

5.1 Equipment and endorsements 5.2 Court name 5.3 In popular culture 5.4 Asteroid

6 Off the court

6.1 Involvement in football 6.2 Philanthropy

6.2.1 Fundación Rafa Nadal

6.3 Personal life

7 Career statistics

7.1 Grand Slam tournament performance timeline 7.2 Finals: 23 (16 titles, 7 runner-ups) 7.3 Records

7.3.1 All-time tournament records 7.3.2 Open Era records

8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 External links

11.1 Profiles

Early life Rafael Nadal was born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain. His father, Sebastián Nadal, is a businessman who owns an insurance company as well as a glass and window company, Vidres Mallorca, and manages his own restaurant, Sa Punta. His mother is Ana María Parera, a housewife. He has a younger sister named María Isabel. His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, is a retired professional footballer, who played for RCD Mallorca, FC Barcelona, and the Spanish national team.[40] Nadal supports football clubs Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca.[41] Recognizing that Nadal had a natural talent for tennis, another uncle, Toni Nadal, a former professional tennis player, introduced him to tennis when he was three years old.[42] At age eight, Nadal won an under-12 regional tennis championship at a time when he was also a promising football player.[43] This made Toni Nadal intensify training, and at that time he encouraged Nadal to play left-handed for a natural advantage on the tennis court, as he noticed Nadal played forehand shots with two hands.[43] When Nadal was 12, he won the Spanish and European tennis titles in his age group and was playing tennis and football all the time.[43] Nadal's father made him choose between football and tennis so that his school work would not deteriorate entirely. Nadal said: "I chose tennis. Football had to stop straight away."[43] When he was 14, the Spanish tennis federation requested that he leave Mallorca and move to Barcelona to continue his tennis training. Nadal's family turned down this request, partly because they feared it would hurt his education,[43] but also because Toni said that "I don't want to believe that you have to go to America, or other places to be a good athlete. You can do it from your home."[42] The decision to stay home meant that Nadal received less financial support from the federation; instead, Nadal's father covered the costs. In May 2001, he defeated former Grand Slam tournament champion Pat Cash in a clay-court exhibition match.[40] Nadal turned professional at the age of 15,[44] and he participated in two events on the ITF junior circuit. In 2002, at the age of 16, Nadal reached the semifinals of the Boys' Singles tournament at Wimbledon, in his first ITF junior event.[45] In the same year, he helped Spain defeat the US in the final of the Junior Davis Cup in his second, and final, appearance on the ITF junior circuit.[45][46] In 2003, he won the ATP Newcomer of the Year Award. By the age of 17, he beat Roger Federer the first time they played and became the youngest man to reach the third round at Wimbledon since Boris Becker. At 19, Nadal won the French Open the first time he played it, a feat not accomplished in Paris for more than 20 years. He eventually won it the first four times he played at Roland Garros.[44] Early in his career, Nadal became known for his habit of biting the trophies he won.[47] Tennis career

Rafael Nadal singles-ranking history chart through November 2016

Singles ranking composite history chart through November 2016 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic)

2002–2004 On 29 April 2002, at 15 years and 10 months, the world No. 762 Nadal won his first ATP match, defeating Ramón Delgado,[48] and became the ninth player in the Open Era to do so before the age of 16.[49] The following year, Nadal won two Challenger titles and finished the year in the top 50. At his Wimbledon debut in 2003, Nadal became the youngest man to reach the third round since Boris Becker in 1984.[50] Nadal reached the third round of the 2004 Australian Open where he lost in three sets against Australian Lleyton Hewitt. Interestingly, had he won, he would have faced Roger Federer in the next round.[51] Later that year, Nadal played his first match against No. 1 Roger Federer at the 2004 Miami Masters, and won in straight sets, before losing to Fernando González in the fourth round. He was one of the six players who defeated Federer that year (along with Tim Henman, Albert Costa, Gustavo Kuerten, Dominik Hrbatý, and Tomáš Berdych). He missed most of the clay court season, including the French Open, because of a stress fracture in his left ankle.[40] Nadal, at 18 years and six months, became the youngest player to register a singles victory in a Davis Cup final for a winning nation.[52] By beating No. 2 Andy Roddick, he helped Spain clinch the 2004 title over the United States in a 3–2 win. He finished the year ranked No. 51. 2005: First Grand Slam title Main article: 2005 Rafael Nadal tennis season At the 2005 Australian Open, Nadal lost in the fourth round to eventual runner-up Lleyton Hewitt. Two months later, Nadal reached the final of the 2005 Miami Masters, and despite being two points from a straight-sets victory, he was defeated in five sets by No. 1 Roger Federer. Both performances were considered to be breakthroughs for Nadal.[53][54] He then dominated the spring clay court season. He won 24 consecutive singles matches, which broke Andre Agassi's Open Era record of consecutive match wins for a male teenager.[55] Nadal won the Torneo Conde de Godó in Barcelona and beat 2004 French Open runner-up Guillermo Coria in the finals of the 2005 Monte Carlo Masters and the 2005 Rome Masters. These victories raised his ranking to No. 5[56] and made him one of the favorites at his career-first French Open. On his 19th birthday, Nadal defeated Federer in the 2005 French Open semifinals, being one of only four players who defeated the top-seeded player that year (along with Marat Safin, Richard Gasquet, and David Nalbandian). Two days later, he defeated Mariano Puerta in the final, becoming the second male player after Mats Wilander to win the French Open on his first attempt. He also became the first teenager to win a Grand Slam singles title since Pete Sampras won the 1990 US Open at age 19.[40] Winning the French Open improved Nadal's ranking to No. 3.[56] Three days after his victory in Paris, Nadal's 24-match winning streak was snapped in the first round of the grass court Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, where he lost to the German Alexander Waske.[57] He then lost in the second round of 2005 Wimbledon to Gilles Müller of Luxembourg. Immediately after Wimbledon, Nadal won 16 consecutive matches and three consecutive tournaments, bringing his ranking to No. 2 on 25 July 2005. Nadal started his North American summer hard-court season by defeating Agassi in the final of the 2005 Canada Masters, but lost in the first round of the 2005 Cincinnati Masters. Nadal was seeded second at the 2005 US Open, where he was upset in the third round by No. 49 James Blake in four sets. In September, he defeated Coria in the final of the China Open in Beijing and won both of his Davis Cup matches against Italy. In October, he won his fourth ATP Masters Series title of the year, defeating Ivan Ljubičić in the final of the 2005 Madrid Masters. He then suffered a foot injury that prevented him from competing in the year-ending Tennis Masters Cup.[58] Both Nadal and Federer won eleven singles titles and four ATP Masters Series titles in 2005. Nadal broke Mats Wilander's previous teenage record of nine in 1983.[59] Nine of Nadal's titles were on clay, and the remainder were on hard courts. Nadal won 79 matches, second only to Federer's 81. Nadal won the Golden Bagel Award for 2005, with eleven 6–0 sets during the year.[60] Also, he earned the highest year-end ranking ever by a Spaniard and the ATP Most Improved Player of the Year award. 2006: Second French Open title Main article: 2006 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal missed the Australian Open because of a foot injury.[61] In February, he lost in the semifinals of the first tournament he played, the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, France. Two weeks later, he handed Roger Federer his first loss of the year in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open (in 2006, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were the only two men who defeated Federer). To complete the spring hard-court season, Nadal was upset in the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, by James Blake, and was upset in the second round of the 2006 Miami Masters. On European clay, Nadal won all four tournaments he entered and 24 consecutive matches. He defeated Federer in the final of the Masters Series Monte Carlo in four sets. The following week, he defeated Tommy Robredo in the final of the Open Sabadell Atlántico tournament in Barcelona. After a one-week break, Nadal won the Masters Series Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, defeating Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker in the final, after saving two match points and equaling Björn Borg's tally of 16 ATP titles won as a teenager. Nadal broke Argentinian Guillermo Vilas's 29-year male record of 53 consecutive clay-court match victories by winning his first round match at the French Open. Vilas presented Nadal with a trophy, but commented later that Nadal's feat was less impressive than his own because Nadal's winning streak covered two years and was accomplished by adding easy tournaments to his schedule.[62] Nadal went on to play Federer in the final of the French Open. The first two sets of the match were hardly competitive, as the rivals traded 6–1 sets. Nadal won the third set easily and served for the match in the fourth set before Federer broke him and forced a tiebreaker. Nadal won the tiebreaker and became the first player to defeat Federer in a Grand Slam tournament final.[63]

2006 Roland Garros champion

Nadal injured his shoulder while playing a quarterfinal match against Lleyton Hewitt at the Artois Championships, played on grass at the Queen's Club in London.[64] Nadal was unable to complete the match, which ended his 26-match winning streak. Nadal was seeded second at Wimbledon, but was two points from defeat against American qualifier Robert Kendrick in the second round before coming back to win in five sets. In the third round, Nadal defeated No. 20 Andre Agassi in straight sets at Agassi's last career match at Wimbledon. Nadal also won his next three matches in straight sets, which set up his first Wimbledon final, which was against Federer, who had won this tournament the three previous years. Nadal was the first Spanish man since Manuel Santana in 1966, to reach the Wimbledon final, but Federer won the match in four sets to win his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title. During the lead up to the US Open, Nadal played the two Masters Series tournaments in North America. He was upset in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati. Nadal was seeded second at the US Open, but lost in the quarterfinals to No. 54 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in four sets. Nadal played only three tournaments the remainder of the year. Joachim Johansson, ranked No. 690, upset Nadal in the second round of the Stockholm Open. The following week, Nadal lost to Tomáš Berdych in the quarterfinals of the year's last Masters Series tournament, the Mutua Madrileña Masters in Madrid. During the round-robin stage of the year-ending Tennis Masters Cup, Nadal lost to James Blake but defeated Nikolay Davydenko and Robredo. Because of those two victories, Nadal qualified for the semifinals, where he lost to Federer. This was Nadal's third loss in nine career matches with Federer. Nadal went on to become the first player since Andre Agassi in 1994–95 to finish the year ranked No. 2 in consecutive years. 2007: Third French Open title Main article: 2007 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal started the year by playing in six hard-court tournaments. He lost in the semifinals and first round of his first two tournaments and then lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open to eventual runner-up Fernando González. After another quarterfinal loss at the Dubai Tennis Championships, he won the 2007 Indian Wells Masters, before Novak Djoković defeated him in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Miami Masters. He had comparatively more success after returning to Europe to play five clay-court tournaments. He won the titles at the Masters Series Monte Carlo, the Open Sabadell Atlántico in Barcelona, and the Masters Series Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, before losing to Roger Federer in the final of the Masters Series Hamburg. This defeat ended his 81-match winning streak on clay, which is the male Open Era record for consecutive wins on a single surface. He then rebounded to win the French Open for the third straight year, defeating Federer once again in the final. Between the tournaments in Barcelona and Rome, Nadal defeated Federer in the "Battle of Surfaces" exhibition match in Mallorca, Spain, with the tennis court being half grass and half clay.[65] Nadal played the Artois Championships at the Queen's Club in London for the second consecutive year. As in 2006, Nadal was upset in the quarterfinals. Nadal then won consecutive five-set matches during the third and fourth rounds of Wimbledon before being beaten by Federer in the five-set final. This was Federer's first five-set match at Wimbledon since 2001.[66] In July, Nadal won the clay court Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, which proved to be his last title of the year. He played three important tournaments during the North American summer hard court season. He was a semifinalist at the Masters Series Rogers Cup in Montreal before losing his first match at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati. He was the second-seeded player at the US Open, but was defeated in the fourth round by David Ferrer. After a month-long break from tournament tennis, Nadal played the Mutua Madrileña Masters in Madrid and the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. David Nalbandian upset him in the quarterfinals and final of those tournaments. To end the year, Nadal won two of his three-round robin matches to advance to the semifinals of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, where Federer defeated him in straight sets. During the second half of the year, Nadal battled a knee injury suffered during the Wimbledon final. In addition, there were rumors at the end of the year that the foot injury he suffered during 2005, caused long-term damage, which were given credence by coach Toni Nadal's claim that the problem was "serious". Nadal and his spokesman strongly denied this, however, with Nadal himself calling the story "totally false".[67] 2008: Two majors, Olympic gold and No. 1 Main article: 2008 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal began the year in India, where he was comprehensively beaten by Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the Chennai Open. Nadal then reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Nadal in the semifinal of 2008 Australian Open. Nadal also reached the final of the Miami Masters for the second time. During the spring clay-court season, Nadal won four singles titles and defeated Roger Federer in three finals. He beat Federer at the Masters Series Monte Carlo for the third straight year, capturing his Open Era record fourth consecutive title there.[68] Nadal then won his fourth consecutive title at the Open Sabadell Atlántico tournament in Barcelona. A few weeks later, Nadal won his first title at the Masters Series Hamburg, defeating Federer in a three-set final. He then won the French Open, becoming the fifth man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam singles title without losing a set.[69] He defeated Federer in the final for the third straight year, but this was the most lopsided of all their matches, as Nadal only lost four games and gave Federer his first bagel since 1999.[68] This was Nadal's fourth consecutive French title, tying Björn Borg's all-time record. Nadal became the fourth male player during Open era to win the same Grand Slam singles tournament four consecutive years (the others being Borg, Pete Sampras, and Federer). Nadal then played Federer in the final of Wimbledon for the third consecutive year, in the most anticipated match of their rivalry.[70][71] Nadal entered the final on a 23-match winning streak, including his first career grass-court title at the Artois Championships staged at the Queen's Club in London prior to Wimbledon. Federer had won his record fifth grass-court title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, and then reached the Wimbledon final without losing a set. Unlike their previous two Wimbledon finals, though, Federer was not the prohibitive favorite, and many analysts picked Nadal to win.[71][72] They played the longest (in terms of time on court, not in terms of numbers of games) final in Wimbledon history, and because of rain delays, Nadal won the fifth set 9–7 in near-darkness. The match was widely lauded as the greatest Wimbledon final ever, with some tennis critics even calling it the greatest match in tennis history.[73][74][75][76][77] By winning his first Wimbledon title, Nadal became the third man in the open era to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year, after Rod Laver in 1969, and Borg in 1978–1980, (Federer later accomplished this the following year) as well as the second Spaniard to win Wimbledon. He also ended Federer's record streak of five consecutive Wimbledon titles and 65 straight wins on grass courts. This was also the first time that Nadal won two Grand Slam tournaments back-to-back. After Wimbledon, Nadal extended his winning streak to a career-best 32 matches. He won his second Rogers Cup title in Toronto, and then made it into the semifinals of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati. As a result, Nadal clinched the US Open Series and, combined with Federer's early-round losses in both of those tournaments, finally earned the world No. 1 ranking on 18 August, officially ending Federer's record four-and-a-half-year reign at the top. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Nadal defeated Fernando González of Chile in the final to win his first Olympic gold medal.[78] At the US Open, Nadal was the top-seeded player for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament. He did not lose a set during his first three matches, defeating qualifiers in the first and second rounds and Viktor Troicki in the third round. In the semifinals, he lost to eventual runner up, Andy Murray. Later in the year in Madrid, Nadal helped Spain defeat the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals. At the Mutua Madrileña Masters in Madrid, Nadal lost in the semifinals to Gilles Simon. However, his performance at the event guaranteed that he would become the first Spaniard during the open era to finish the year ranked No. 1.[79] Two weeks later at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, Nadal reached the quarterfinals, where he was forced to withdraw because of a knee injury.[80] The following week, Nadal announced his withdrawal from the year-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, citing tendinitis of the knee. On 10 November, Nadal withdrew from Spain's Davis Cup final against Argentina, as his knee injury had not healed completely.[81] 2009: Australian Open title Main article: 2009 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal's first official ATP tour event for the year was the 250 series Qatar Open in Doha, where he lost in the quarterfinals to Gaël Monfils. Nadal also entered and won the tournament's doubles event with partner Marc López, defeating the No. 1-ranked doubles team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final. At the 2009 Australian Open, Nadal won his first five matches without dropping a set, before defeating compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the semifinals in the second longest match in Australian Open history at 5 hours and 14 minutes.[82] This win set up a championship match with Roger Federer, their first meeting ever in a hard-court Grand Slam tournament. Nadal defeated Federer in five sets to earn his first hard-court Grand Slam singles title,[83] making him the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open.[84] At the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Nadal lost in the final to second-seeded Andy Murray in three sets.[85] Although this knee problem was not associated with Nadal's right knee tendonitis, it was serious enough to cause him to withdraw from the Dubai Championships a week later.[86] In March, Nadal helped Spain defeat Serbia in a Davis Cup World Group first-round tie on clay in Benidorm, Spain. Nadal defeated Janko Tipsarević and Novak Djokovic.[87][88] At the 2009 Indian Wells Masters, Nadal won his thirteenth Masters 1000 series tournament, defeating Murray in the final. The next ATP tour event was the 2009 Miami Masters. Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals, where he again faced Argentinian del Potro, this time losing the match.[89] Nadal began his European clay court season at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he defeated Novak Djokovic to win a record fifth consecutive singles title there.[90] He then won back to back titles in Barcelona and Rome Masters, defeating Ferrer and Djokovic respectively.[91][92] He then surprisingly lost the final of the Madrid Open to Roger Federer. This was the first time that Nadal had lost to Federer since the semifinals of the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup.

Nadal at 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, Florida, United States

By beating Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of French Open, Nadal set a record of 31 consecutive wins at Roland Garros, beating the previous record of 28 by Björn Borg. This run came to an end on 31 May 2009, when Nadal lost to eventual runner-up, Robin Söderling in the 4th round. This was Nadal's first and, until 2015, only loss at the French Open. After his surprise defeat at Roland Garros, Nadal withdrew from the AEGON Championships. It was confirmed that he was suffering from tendinitis in both of his knees.[93] On 19 June, Nadal withdrew from the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, citing his recurring knee injury.[94] Roger Federer went on to win the title, and Nadal consequently dropped back to No. 2 on 6 July 2009. On 4 August, Toni Nadal confirmed that Nadal would return to play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.[95] There, he lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martín del Potro.[96] With this loss, he relinquished the No. 2 spot to Andy Murray on 17 August 2009, ranking outside the top two for the first time since 25 July 2005. At the US Open Nadal fell in the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Juan Martín del Potro.[97] At the World Tour Finals, Nadal lost all three of his matches against Robin Söderling, Nikolay Davydenko, and Novak Djokovic respectively without winning a set. In December, Nadal participated in the second Davis Cup final of his career. He defeated Tomáš Berdych in his first singles rubber to give the Spanish Davis Cup Team their first point in the tie. After the Spanish Davis Cup team had secured its fourth Davis Cup victory, Nadal defeated Jan Hájek in the first Davis Cup dead rubber of his career. Nadal finished the year as No. 2 for the fourth time in five years. Nadal won the Golden Bagel Award for the third time in 2009, with nine 6–0 sets during the year. 2010: Return to No. 1 and Career Grand Slam Main article: 2010 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal began the year by participating in the Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. In the final, Nadal defeated Robin Söderling in straight sets.[98] Nadal participated in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open ATP 250 event in Doha, where he lost in the finals to Nikolay Davydenko.[99][99] In the Australian Open, Nadal reached the quarterfinals, where he had to pull out at 3–0 down in the third set against Andy Murray.[100] After examining Nadal's knees, doctors told him that he should take two weeks of rest, and then two weeks of rehabilitation. Nadal reached the semifinals in singles at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where he was defeated by Ivan Ljubičić in three sets.[101] After Indian Wells, Nadal reached the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open, where he lost to eventual champion Andy Roddick in three sets.[102] Nadal won the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, beating Fernando Verdasco in the final. With this win, Nadal became the first player in the open era to win a tournament title for six straight years.[103] Nadal next chose to skip the Barcelona tournament, and his next tournament was the Rome Masters. He defeated David Ferrer in the final for his fifth title at Rome.

Nadal at the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain

Nadal then won the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, defeating Roger Federer in straight sets. The win gave him his 18th Masters title, breaking the all-time record. Nadal moved back to No. 2 the following day. Entering the French Open, many were expecting another Nadal-Federer final. However, Robin Söderling defeated Federer in the quarterfinals.[104] Nadal advanced to the final and defeated Söderling in straight sets. The victory at Roland Garros marked the second time that Nadal had won the French Open without dropping a set. In June, Nadal entered the AEGON Championships, which he had won in 2008. He was defeated by compatriot Feliciano López in the quartefinals. At the Wimbledon Championships, he won his first two matches in straight sets. In the third round he needed five sets to defeat Philipp Petzschner. During the match Nadal was warned twice for allegedly receiving coaching from his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, resulting in a $2,000 fine by Wimbledon officials.[105][106] He then defeated Andy Murray in the semifinals and Tomáš Berdych in the final to win his second Wimbledon title and his eighth career major title[107] just past the age of 24.[108] In his first tournament since Wimbledon, Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup, where he was defeated by Andy Murray.[109] Nadal also competed in the doubles with Djokovic in a high-profile partnership between the world No. 1 and No. 2.[110] The pair lost in the first round to Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil. The next week, Nadal was the top seed at the Cincinnati Masters, losing in the quarterfinals to Marcos Baghdatis. At the 2010 US Open, Nadal reached his first final without dropping a set. In the final, he defeated Novak Djokovic in four sets, completing the Career Grand Slam for Nadal; he also became the second male after Andre Agassi to complete a Career Golden Slam.[111] Nadal's US Open victory meant that he also became the first man to win majors on clay, grass, and hard courts in the same year, and the first to win the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969.[112] Nadal's victory also clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for 2010.[113] Nadal began his Asian tour at the 2010 PTT Thailand Open in Bangkok where he lost to compatriot Guillermo García-López in the semifinals. Nadal was able to regroup, winning the 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo by defeating Gaël Monfils for his seventh title of the season. Nadal next played in the Shanghai Rolex Masters, where he lost to No. 12 Jürgen Melzer in the third round. On 5 November, Nadal announced that he was pulling out of the Paris Masters owing to tendinitis in his left shoulder.[114] On 21 November 2010, in London, Nadal won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the first time.[115] At the 2010 ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nadal won all of his round-robin matches. In the semifinal, he defeated Murray in three sets, before losing to Roger Federer in the final.[116] 2011: Sixth French Open title Main article: 2011 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal started 2011 by participating in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. In the final, he won over Roger Federer. At the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, he fell in straight sets Nikolay Davydenko in the semifinals.[117] He and countryman López won the doubles title by defeating Daniele Bracciali and Andreas Seppi.[118]

Nadal at the 2011 Australian Open

In the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Nadal suffered a hamstring injury against David Ferrer early in the pair's quarterfinal match and ultimately lost in straight sets, thus ending his effort to win four major tournaments in a row.[119] In March, Nadal helped Spain defeat Belgium in a 2011 Davis Cup World Group first-round tie in the Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium. Nadal defeated Ruben Bemelmans and Olivier Rochus.[120][121] At both the 2011 BNP Paribas Open and the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open, Nadal reached the final and lost to Novak Djokovic in three sets.[122][123] This was the first time Nadal reached the finals of Indian Wells and Miami in the same year. Nadal began his clay-court season by winning the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters with the loss of just one set. In the final, he avenged his defeat by David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.[124] Just a week later, Nadal won his sixth Barcelona Open crown, again defeating Ferrer in straight sets. He then lost to Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters and Madrid Open finals.[125] However, Nadal retained his No. 1 ranking during the clay-court season and won his sixth French Open title by defeating Roger Federer.[126] At Wimbledon, Nadal reached the final after three four-set matches. This set up a final against No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who had beaten Nadal in all four of their matches in 2011. After dropping the third set, Djokovic defeated Nadal in the fourth. Djokovic's success at the tournament also meant that the Serb overtook Nadal as world No. 1. After resting for a month from a foot injury sustained during Wimbledon, he contested the 2011 Rogers Cup, where he was beaten by Croatian Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals. He next played in the 2011 Cincinnati Masters, where he lost to Mardy Fish, again in the quarterfinals. At the 2011 US Open, Nadal made headlines when after defeating David Nalbandian on in the fourth round, he collapsed in his post-match press conference because to severe cramps.[127] He again lost in four sets to Novak Djokovic in the final. After the US Open, Nadal made the final of the Japan Open Tennis Championships. Nadal, who was the 2010 champion, was defeated by Andy Murray. At the Shanghai Masters, he was upset in the third round by No. 23 ranked Florian Mayer. At the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals, Nadal was defeated by Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the round-robin stage, and was subsequently eliminated from the tournament. In the Davis Cup final in December, he helped Spain win the title with victories over Juan Mónaco and Juan Martín del Potro.[128] 2012: Seventh French Open title Main article: 2012 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal began his ATP World Tour season at the Qatar Open. In the semifinal he lost to Gaël Monfils in two sets.[129] In the Australian Open Nadal won his first four matches without dropping a set. He then won in his quarterfinal and semifinal matches against Tomáš Berdych and Roger Federer respectively. In the final, on 29 January, he was beaten by Novak Djokovic in a five-set match that lasted 5 hours and 53 minutes, the longest Grand Slam final of all time.[130] Nadal made it to the semifinals in Indian Wells, where he was beaten in straight sets by eventual champion Roger Federer. He also made the semifinals in Miami, but withdrew because of knee problems. As the clay court season started, Nadal was seeded 2nd at the 2012 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. In the final he topped No. 1 Novak Djokovic to win his 8th consecutive Monte Carlo trophy. This ended a streak of seven straight final losses to Djokovic. A day after the Monte Carlo final, Nadal traveled to Barcelona where he received a bye in the first round. His tremendous record on clay continued as he beat compatriot David Ferrer in a three-set final to clinch his seventh title in eight years at the Barcelona Open. At the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open Nadal surprisingly lost to Fernando Verdasco, whom he held a 13–0 record against. He heavily criticized the new blue-colored clay and threatened not to attend in the future if the surface was not changed back to red clay. Several other players such as Novak Djokovic voiced similar criticism.[131] In the last tournament before the French Open, Nadal defeated Djokovic in a tight straight set final. This was his second victory over Novak Djokovic in 2012 and his third title of the season, as well as his 6th Rome title overall. At the 2012 French Open, Nadal dropped only 30 games against his first five opponents. In the semifinals he dismantled Ferrer to set up another final against Novak Djokovic. This marked the first time two opposing players faced each other in four consecutive Grand Slam finals. Nadal won the first two sets before Djokovic claimed the third. Play was suspended in the fourth set due to rain. When the match resumed the following day, Nadal won when Djokovic double faulted on match point, sealing a record 7th Roland Garros title for Nadal.[132] By winning his seventh title[133] at Roland Garros, Nadal surpassed Borg's overall titles record[134] to become the most successful male player in French Open history.[135] Nadal only lost a total of three sets in the 2012 clay court season. As a warm-up ahead of Wimbledon Nadal played in Halle, losing to Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals.[136] At Wimbledon, Nadal was upset in the second round by Lukáš Rosol in a close five-set match. This was the first time since the Wimbledon 2005 championships that Nadal had failed to progress past the 2nd round of a Grand Slam tournament.[137] In July 2012, Nadal withdrew from the 2012 Olympics owing to tendinitis in his knee, which subsequently led to him pulling out of both the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Masters. He later withdrew from the rest of the 2012 season, as he felt he still was not healthy enough to compete.[138][139] Nadal ended 2012 ranked No. 4 in the world, the first time in eight years that he has not been ranked 1st or 2nd at the end of the year. 2013: Two major titles, and world No. 1 Main article: 2013 Rafael Nadal tennis season Two weeks prior to the Australian Open, Nadal officially withdrew from the tournament citing a stomach virus.[140] Nadal's withdrawal saw him drop out of the ATP's Top Four for the first time since 2005.[141] Playing in his first tournaments in South America since 2005, Nadal made his comeback at the VTR Open in Chile,[142] where he was upset by Argentine No. 73 Horacio Zeballos in the final. At the Brasil Open, Nadal reached the final, where he defeated David Nalbandian.[143] In the title match of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Nadal defeated David Ferrer, losing just two games in the match.

Nadal at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open

Nadal then returned to the American hard courts, playing the Indian Wells Masters as the fifth seed. He lost only one set, and defeated No. 2 Roger Federer and No. 6 Tomáš Berdych before beating Juan Martín del Potro in the final. After withdrawing from Miami, Nadal attempted to defend his title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, but was beaten by Djokovic in straight sets. He then won his eight title at the Barcelona Open. Nadal went on to win the Mutua Madrid Open, beating Stanislas Wawrinka in the final.

Nadal at the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open

. In May, he defeated Roger Federer for his 7th championship at the 2013 Rome Masters. These victories raised his ranking to No. 4. Nadal won the 2013 French Open after beating Novak Djokovic in the semifinal and David Ferrer in the final, breaking the record for the most match wins in the tournament in the process with his 59th match victory.[144] His match with Djokovic is widely considered one of the greatest clay court matches ever played, as Nadal came back from down a break in the fifth set to take out a hard-fought 4-hour, 37-minute victory. Nadal then lost his first-round match at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships in straight sets to unseeded Belgian Steve Darcis (ranked No. 135), the first time he had ever lost in the first round of a Grand Slam. In August, Nadal won a close semifinal match in Montreal, denying Djokovic his fourth Rogers Cup title.[145] Nadal proceeded to win the title after beating Milos Raonic in the final in straight sets.[146] He won his 26th ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati on Sunday 18 August after beating John Isner in the final.[147] Nadal concluded a brilliant North American hard court season with his 4th hard court title of the year, defeating Djokovic at the 2013 US Open final in four sets, bringing his Grand Slam count to 13 and giving him a male tennis record paycheck of $3.6 million.[148][149] Later in September, Nadal helped Spain secure their Davis Cup World Group Playoff spot for 2014, with a victory against Sergiy Stakhovsky and a doubles win with Marc Lopez. In October, he reached the final of the China Open, guaranteeing he would be back to the No. 1 ranking.[150] In the final, he was beaten by Djokovic in straight sets.[151] At the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters, he reached the semifinals but was defeated by Del Potro. In November, Nadal played his final event of the season in London at the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals where he secured the year-end No. 1 spot. He beat David Ferrer, Stanislas Wawrinka and Tomáš Berdych in the round robin stage to set up a semifinal victory over Roger Federer. Nadal met Djokovic in the final, losing in straight sets. 2014: French Open title and injuries Main article: 2014 Rafael Nadal tennis season Rafael Nadal began his 2014 season at the Qatar Open in Doha, defeating Lukáš Rosol in the first round[152] and he won the title after defeating Gaël Monfils in the final.[153] At the Australian Open, he defeated Roger Federer to reach his third Australian Open final. This marked Nadal's 11th consecutive victory in a Major semifinal, second only to Borg's all-time record of 14. In the final, he faced Stanislas Wawrinka, against whom he entered the match with a 12–0 record. However, Nadal suffered a back injury during the warm-up, which progressively worsened as the match wore on.[154] Nadal lost the first two sets, and although he won the third set, he ultimately lost the match in four sets. The first tournament he played after that was the inaugural Rio Open which he won after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov in the final. However, at the Indian Wells Masters, Dolgopolov would avenge his loss, defeating Nadal in three sets in the third round. He reached the final of the Miami Masters, falling to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Nadal began his clay court season with a quarterfinal loss to David Ferrer in the Monte-Carlo Masters. He was stunned by Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. Nadal then won his 27th masters title at the Madrid Open after Kei Nishikori retired in the third set of the final.[155] On 8 June 2014, Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the Men's Singles French Open final to win his 9th French Open title and a 5th straight win at Roland Garros. Nadal equaled Pete Sampras' total of 14 Grand Slam wins.[156] Nadal then lost in the second round of the Halle Open to Dustin Brown the following week.[157] Nadal entered the Wimbledon Championships in a bid to win the tournament for the third time. In the fourth round he was upset by Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in four sets.[158] Nadal withdrew from the American swing owing to a wrist injury.[159] He made his return at the 2014 China Open but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Martin Klizan in three sets.[160] At the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters, he was suffering from appendicitis. He lost his opening match to Feliciano Lopez in straight sets.[161] Later, he was upset by Borna Ćorić at the quarterfinals of the 2014 Swiss Indoors. After the loss, he announced that he would skip the rest of the season to undergo surgery for his appendix.[162] 2015: Continued struggles and rankings drop Main article: 2015 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal began the year as the defending Champion at the Qatar Open, but suffered a shocking three set defeat to Michael Berrer in the first round.[163] He won the doubles title with Juan Mónaco. At the Australian Open, Nadal lost in straight sets to Tomáš Berdych in the quarterfinal, thus ending a 17-match winning streak against the seventh-seeded Czech.[164]

Nadal at the 2015 Aegon Championships in London

In February, Nadal lost in the semifinals to Fabio Fognini at the Rio Open,[165] before going on to win his 46th career clay-court title against Juan Mónaco at the Argentina Open.[166] Nadal then participated at the Indian Wells and Miami Open but suffered early defeats to Milos Raonic and Fernando Verdasco, in the quarterfinals and third round respectively.[167][168] Nadal then began his spring clay season at the Monte Carlo Masters and reached the semifinals where he lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.[169] After losing to Fognini again at the Barcelona Open quarterfinals,[170] Nadal entered the Madrid Open as the two-time defending champion but lost in the final to Andy Murray in straight sets, resulting in his dropping out of the top five for the first time since 2005.[171][172] He then lost in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters to Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.[173] Nadal lost to eventual runner-up Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the French Open, ending his winning streak of 39 consecutive victories in Paris since his defeat by Robin Söderling in 2009.[174] Nadal went on to win the 2015 Mercedes Cup against Serbian Viktor Troicki, his first grass court title since he won at Wimbledon in 2010.[175] He was unable to continue his good form on grass as he lost in the first round of the Aegon Championships to Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets.[176] Nadal's struggles continued when he lost in the second round of Wimbledon to Dustin Brown.[177] In the third round of the 2015 US Open, Nadal once again lost to Fognini, despite having won the first two sets.[178] This early exit ended Nadal's record 10-year streak of winning at least one major. 2016: Second Olympic gold medal Main article: 2016 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal started the year winning Mubadala Title defeating Milos Raonic in straight sets. After that, he entered the Doha, Qatar, where he reached the finals, losing to Djokovic in straight sets. This was their 47th match, after which Djokovic led their head-to-head rivalry with 24 matches won. At the Australian Open, Nadal was defeated in five sets by compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the first round. The defeat marked his first opening round exit at the Australian Open.[179]

Nadal at the 2016 US Open

In April he won his 28th Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo.[180] He went on to win his 17th ATP 500 in Barcelona, winning the trophy for the ninth time in his career.[181] He continued the clay court season in Madrid, falling to Murray in the semifinal.[182] The following week, Nadal played in Rome Masters where he reached the quarterfinal. Nadal was again defeated by Djokovic in straight sets, although he had a break advantage in both sets and served to win the second.[183] Following Federer's withdrawal due to injury, Nadal was named the fourth seed at Roland Garros.[184] On 26 May, he became the eighth male player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins, as he defeated Facundo Bagnis in straight sets in the second round of the Slam.[185] Following the victory, however, Nadal had to withdraw from competition owing to a left wrist injury initially suffered during the Madrid Open,[186] handing Marcel Granollers a walk-over into the fourth round.[187] On 9 June, Nadal announced that the same wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from the French Open needed more time to heal, and that he would not play at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.[188] At the Rio 2016 Olympics, Nadal achieved 800 career wins with his quarter-final victory over the Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Partnering Marc López, he won the gold medal in men's doubles event for Spain by defeating Romania's Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau in the finals.[189] This made Nadal the second man in the open era to have won gold medals in both singles and doubles. Nadal also advanced to the bronze medal match in the men's singles but was defeated by Kei Nishikori. At the US Open Nadal was seeded #4 and advanced to the fourth round but was defeated by 24th seed Lucas Pouille in 5 sets. The defeat meant that 2016 was the first year since 2004 in which Nadal had failed to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.[190] He played the Shanghai Masters and was upset in the second round by Viktor Troicki. He subsequently ended his 2016 season to let his wrist recover. 2017: US and French titles and year-end No.1 Main article: 2017 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal opened his season by playing at the Brisbane International for the first time, where he reached the quarterfinals before losing to Milos Raonic in three sets.[191] In the second round of the tournament, he defeated Mischa Zverev for the loss of just two games;[192] Zverev went on to upset Andy Murray in the fourth round of the Australian Open.[193] Nadal began the Australian Open with straight-set wins over Florian Mayer and Marcos Baghdatis, before more difficult wins over Alexander Zverev, Mischa's younger brother, and Gael Monfils, which set up his first quarterfinal berth at a Grand Slam since the 2015 French Open. Nadal defeated Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinal and semifinal, respectively (the latter lasting for five sets over five hours), to set up a final against Roger Federer, his first Grand Slam final since he won the 2014 French Open. Nadal went on to lose to Federer in five sets; this was the first time that Nadal had lost to Federer in a Grand Slam since the final of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. Nadal made it to the final of Acapulco without dropping a set, but was defeated by big-serving Sam Querrey. In a rematch of the Australian Open final Nadal took on Roger Federer in the fourth round at Indian Wells but again lost to his old rival, this time in straight sets; it was their earliest meeting in a tournament in over a decade. In the Miami Masters, Nadal reached the final to again play Federer, and was once again defeated in straight sets.[194] Nadal then won his 29th Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo; it was his tenth victory in the principality, the most wins by any player at a single tournament in the Open era.[195] Nadal won his 18th ATP 500 title in Barcelona without dropping a set, also marking his tenth victory in Barcelona.[196] Nadal next played in the Madrid Open, where he defeated Dominic Thiem to tie Novak Djokovic's all-time Masters record of 30 titles.[197] Nadal went on to win a record tenth French Open title, his first since 2014, ending his three-year drought in Grand Slams.[198] Nadal won every set that he played in the tournament, dropping a total of only 35 games over his seven matches, which is the second-fewest by any male (second only to Björn Borg's 32 dropped games at the 1978 French Open) on the way to a title at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era with all matches being best-of-five-sets.[199] The achievement, called "La Décima" ("the tenth" in Spanish), made Nadal the first male or female in the Open era to win ten titles from a single Grand Slam tournament, following similar achievements in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Nadal also climbed to second on the all-time Grand Slam titles list, with 15 grand slam championships, putting him one ahead of Pete Sampras.[200] Nadal lost in the round of 16 at Wimbledon, 13–15 in the fifth set, to Gilles Müller.[201] He returned to competition in Montreal. He won his first match against Coric in straight sets but fell in the Round of 16 to Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov. By 21 August, he retook the ATP No. 1 ranking from Andy Murray. Nadal earned his third US Open title against first-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson, winning the final in straight sets. This marked the first time that Nadal had captured two Grand Slam tournaments in a year since 2013, and the second time since 2010. Nadal extended his winning streak by winning the China Open, winning the final against Nick Kyrgios in straight sets.[202] After defeating Hyeon Chung in the second round of the Paris Masters Nadal secured the year end number one. He became year end number one for the fourth time in his career, tying him for fourth all-time with Novak Djokovic, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe, behind Pete Sampras (6), and Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors with 5. By securing year end number one, Nadal broke a number of historical records:[203]

At the age of 31, he was the oldest person to finish as year end number one. He was the first aged over 30 to finish as year end number one. Nadal became the first player to hold, lose and regain the year-end No. 1 on three occasions (no one else has done it twice). He was the first player to finish No. 1 four times in non-consecutive years. He was the first to finish in the top spot four years since he last achieved the feat. The nine-year gap between his first year-end No. 1 season (2008) and his last (2017) was a record as well.

2018: 32nd Masters Title & 400 career wins in clay Main article: 2018 Rafael Nadal tennis season Nadal began his 2018 season at the Kooyong Classic, where he lost to Richard Gasquet in the first round. He then played at the Tie Break Tens exhibition tournament in Melbourne, beating Lucas Pouille and Lleyton Hewitt in the opening two rounds, before losing in the final to Tomáš Berdych. At the Australian Open, Nadal recorded straight-sets wins over Víctor Estrella Burgos, Leonardo Mayer and Damir Džumhur in the first three rounds, before notching a tougher four-set win against Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round. He faced Marin Čilić in the quarterfinal, but retired in the fifth set due to a hip injury.[204] On 16 February, Nadal dropped to the No. 2 ranking after 26 weeks at the top when his rival Roger Federer overtook him in points. Bowing out in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Nadal had only defended 360 of the 1200 points he had won by reaching the final in 2017. At the same time, Federer successfully defended his title and left Australia only 155 points behind Nadal. Federer then won his third Rotterdam Open and collected enough points to overtake the No. 1 position. Nadal withdrew from the Mexican Open, Indian Wells Masters, and Miami Open due to an injury. Despite his absence in Miami, he regained the No. 1 ranking on April 2nd due to Federer's second-round loss. After recovering from his hip injury, Nadal helped secure the Spanish Davis Cup team a victory over Germany in the quarterfinal of the World Group. He beat Philip Kohlschreiber and Alexander Zverev in straight sets.[205] At the Monte Carlo Masters, Nadal successfully defended his title and won a record-breaking 31st Masters title, thus becoming the player with the most Masters 1000 titles in tennis history. It also marked his 11th title in Monte Carlo, as well as the 76th title in his career. Because he defended the points won the previous year, he kept his no. 1 ranking and began his 171st week as the world number 1.[206] Nadal won in Monte Carlo without dropping a set, beating Kei Nishikori in the final. Nadal went on to win his 11th title in Barcelona, becoming the first player in the open era to win 400 matches on both clay and hard.[207] [208] The win marked his 20th ATP 500 series title, which put him back atop the list of most ATP 500 titles, tied with Roger Federer. It also marked his 14th consecutive season with at least one ATP 500 title. Fresh after achieving the 'Undecima' at Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Nadal had to defend yet another title at Madrid if he were to retain his No. 1 ranking, with the tournament taking place on his home soil. He reached the quarterfinals, defeating Gael Monfils and Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, to extend his record to 50 consecutive sets won on clay, starting from the 2017 French Open. His win over Schwartzman broke John McEnroe's record of 49 straight sets won on a single surface.[209] McEnroe had previously achieved the record on carpet in 1984. In a surprise, Nadal lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, ending his 21-match and record 50-set winning streaks on clay. He also relinquished his world no. 1 ranking to Federer in the process. At the Rome Masters Nadal captured his 8th title in the Italian capital as well as his 78th career title, thus overtaking John McEnroe in the fourth place on the list of most titles won in the Open Era.[210] It was Nadal's 32nd Masters title - most of any player in the Open Era. With his victory in Rome, Nadal also regained the no. 1 spot from Federer. Also In the semifinals, he faced his arch-rival Novak Djokovic for the record 51st time, beating him in two sets after a tight first set tiebreak. This victory was his 356th match win in Masters 1000 level, thus surpassing Roger Federer for most matches won in the Principality. Rivalries See also: Big Four (tennis) Nadal vs. Federer Main article: Federer–Nadal rivalry Roger Federer and Nadal have been playing each other since 2004, and their rivalry is a significant part of both men's careers.[73][211][212] They held the top two rankings on the ATP Tour from July 2005 until 14 August 2009, when Nadal fell to No. 3 (Andy Murray became the new No. 2),[213] and again since 11 September 2017. They are the only pair of men to have ever finished four consecutive calendar years at the top.[214][215] Nadal ascended to No. 2 in July 2005 and held this spot for a record 160 consecutive weeks before surpassing Federer in August 2008.[216] They have played 38 times, and Nadal leads their head-to-head series 23–15 overall and 9–3 in Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal has a winning record on clay (13–2) and outdoor hard courts (8–6) while Federer leads the indoor hard courts by 5–1 and grass by 2–1.[217] As tournament seedings are based on rankings, 24 of their matches have been in tournament finals, including an all-time record nine Grand Slam tournament finals.[218] From 2006 to 2008, they played in every French Open and Wimbledon final, and also met in the title match of the 2009 Australian Open, the 2011 French Open and the 2017 Australian Open.[218] Nadal won six of the nine, losing the first two Wimbledon finals. Four of these matches were five-set matches (2007 and 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 and 2017 Australian Open), and the 2008 Wimbledon final has been lauded as the greatest match ever by many long-time tennis analysts.[74][219][220][221] Nadal is the only player who has competed and won against Federer in the final of a Grand Slam on all three surfaces (grass, hard, and clay). Nadal vs. Djokovic Main article: Djokovic–Nadal rivalry Novak Djokovic and Nadal have met 51 times (more than any other pair in the Open Era) and Nadal currently trails at 25–26.[145][222][223] Nadal leads on grass 2–1 and clay 16–7, while Djokovic leads on hard courts 18–7.[145][223] In 2009, this rivalry was listed as the third greatest of the previous 10 years by ATPworldtour.com.[224] Djokovic is one of only two players to have at least ten match wins against Nadal (the other being Federer) and the only person to defeat Nadal seven consecutive times, and two times consecutively on clay. The two earlier shared the record for the longest match played in a best of three sets (4 hours and 3 minutes) at the 2009 Mutua Madrid Open semifinals until the match between Roger Federer and Juan Martín del Potro in the London 2012 Olympics Semifinal, which is the longest best-of-three-set match by time (at 4 hours and 26 minutes).[225][226] They have also played in a record 12 Masters Series finals. In the 2011 Wimbledon final, Djokovic won in four sets for his first Grand Slam final over Nadal.[227] Djokovic also defeated Nadal in the 2011 US Open Final. In 2012, Djokovic defeated Nadal in the Australian Open final for a third consecutive Grand Slam final win over Nadal. This is the longest Grand Slam tournament final in Open era history at 5 hours, 53 minutes.[228] Nadal won their last three 2012 meetings in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters, Rome Masters and French Open in April, May, and June 2012, respectively.[229] In 2013, Djokovic defeated Nadal in straight sets in the final at Monte Carlo, ending Nadal's record eight consecutive titles there, but Nadal got revenge at the French Open in an epic five-setter 9–7 in the fifth. In August 2013, Nadal won in Montreal, denying Djokovic his fourth Rogers Cup title.[145] Nadal also defeated Djokovic in the 2013 US Open Final. In their third clash of 2014 Nadal defeated Djokovic in the 2014 French Open final. Since the 2014 French Open Final, Djokovic has won seven consecutive meetings including a win in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the 2015 French Open which ended Nadal's 39-match win streak at Roland Garros and an opportunity for a sixth consecutive title, with Djokovic becoming only the second player after Robin Söderling to defeat Nadal at the event. Nadal easily defeated Djokovic in the 2017 Madrid Open semifinals (6–2, 6–4), his first victory against the Serb since the 2014 French Open. Nadal vs. Murray

Nadal and Murray in Tokyo

Nadal and Andy Murray have met on 24 occasions since 2007, with Nadal leading 17–7. Nadal leads 7–2 on clay, 3–0 on grass, and 7–5 on hard courts (including 4–4 on outdoor courts, but Nadal leads 3–1 on indoor hard courts), but trails 1–3 in finals. The pair once met regularly at Grand Slam level, with nine out of their 23 meetings coming in Grand Slams, with Nadal leading 7–2 (3–0 at Wimbledon, 2–0 at the French Open, 1–1 at the Australian Open, and 1–1 at the US Open).[230] Seven of these nine appearances have been at quarterfinal and semifinal level, making the rivalry an important part of both men's careers. They have never met in a Grand Slam final, however, Murray leads 3–1 in ATP finals, with Nadal winning at Indian Wells in 2009[231] and Murray winning in Rotterdam the same year,[232] Tokyo[233] in 2011, and Madrid in 2015. Nadal defeated Murray in three consecutive Grand Slam semifinals in 2011 from the French Open to the US Open. Nadal vs. Wawrinka Nadal and Stan Wawrinka have met 19 times, with Nadal leading 16–3 (84.21%). Although this rivalry has less significance than rivalries with the other members of the Big Four, the pair have met in several prestigious tournaments. The rivalry saw Nadal winning the first 12 encounters, all in straight sets, including 2 finals, one of which is a Masters 1000 final at Madrid in 2013. However, since Wawrinka's breakthrough season in 2013 the pair has won an almost equal number of matches against each other (3–4) from 2014 onward.[234] Wawrinka scored his first win against Nadal in their most important encounter, the 2014 Australian Open final in 4 sets, denying Nadal's double career slam. It was also the only match between the pair not resulting in a straight set win for either player. Nadal won their second Grand Slam final, at the 2017 French Open.[235] Playing style Nadal's playing style and personality can be summarised by Jimmy Connors," He's built out of a mold that I think I came from also, that you walk out there, you give everything you have from the very first point to the end no matter what the score. And you're willing to lay it all out on the line and you're not afraid to let the people see that." Nadal generally plays an aggressive, behind-the-baseline game founded on heavy topspin groundstrokes, consistency, speedy footwork and tenacious court coverage, thus making him an aggressive counterpuncher.[236] Known for his athleticism and speed around the court, Nadal is an excellent defender[237] who hits well on the run, constructing winning plays from seemingly defensive positions. He also plays very fine dropshots, which work especially well because his heavy topspin often forces opponents to the back of the court.[238]

Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2007

Nadal employs a semi-western grip forehand, often with a "lasso-whip" follow-through, where his left arm hits through the ball and finishes above his left shoulder – as opposed to a more traditional finish across the body or around his opposite shoulder.[239][240] Nadal's forehand groundstroke form allows him to hit shots with heavy topspin – more so than many of his contemporaries.[241] San Francisco tennis researcher John Yandell used a high-speed video camera and special software to count the average number of revolutions of a tennis ball hit full force by Nadal. Yandell concluded:

The first guys we did were Sampras and Agassi. They were hitting forehands that in general were spinning about 1,800 to 1,900 revolutions per minute. Federer is hitting with an amazing amount of spin, too, right? 2,700 revolutions per minute. Well, we measured one forehand Nadal hit at 4,900. His average was 3,200.[242]

While Nadal's shots tend to land short of the baseline, the characteristically high bounces his forehands achieve tend to mitigate the advantage an opponent would normally gain from capitalizing on a short ball.[243] Although his forehand is based on heavy topspin, he can hit the ball deep and flat with a more orthodox follow through for clean winners. Nadal's serve was initially considered a weak point in his game, although his improvements in both first-serve points won and break points saved since 2005 have allowed him to consistently compete for and win major titles on faster surfaces. Nadal relies on the consistency of his serve to gain a strategic advantage in points, rather than going for service winners.[244] However, before the 2010 US Open, he altered his service motion, arriving in the trophy pose earlier and pulling the racket lower during the trophy pose. Before the 2010 U.S. Open, Nadal modified his service grip to a more continental one. These two changes in his serve increased his average speed by around 10 mph during the 2010 US Open, maxing out at 135 mph (217 km), allowing him to win more free points on his serve.[245] However, since the 2010 US Open, Nadal's serve speed has dropped to previous levels and has again been cited as a need for improvement.[246][247][248] Nadal is a clay court specialist in the sense that he has been extremely successful on that surface. Since 2005, he has won ten times at Roland Garros,[249] eleven times at Monte Carlo, eleven times at Barcelona and seven at Rome. However, Nadal has shed that label owing to his success on other surfaces, including holding simultaneous Grand Slam tournament titles on grass, hard courts, and clay on two separate occasions, winning eight Masters series titles on hardcourt, and winning the Olympic gold medal on hardcourt.[236][250] Despite praise for Nadal's talent and skill, some have questioned his longevity in the sport, citing his build and playing style as conducive to injury.[251] Nadal himself has admitted to the physical toll hard courts place on ATP Tour players, calling for a reevaluated tour schedule featuring fewer hard court tournaments.[252] Public image Equipment and endorsements

Nike sleeveless shirt, matching headband and wrist bands, and Babolat AeroPro Drive GT raquette at Roland Garros 2007

Nadal has been sponsored by Kia Motors since 2006. He has appeared in advertising campaigns for Kia as a global ambassador for the company. In May 2008, Kia released a claymation viral ad featuring Nadal in a tennis match with an alien.[253] In May 2015, Nadal extended his partnership with Kia for another five years.[254] Nike serves as Nadal's clothing and shoe sponsor. Nadal's signature on-court attire entailed a variety of sleeveless shirts paired with 3/4 length capri pants.[255] For the 2009 season, Nadal adopted more-traditional on-court apparel. Nike encouraged Nadal to update his look in order to reflect his new status as the sport's top player at that time[256] and associate Nadal with a style that, while less distinctive than his "pirate" look, would be more widely emulated by consumers.[257][258] At warmup tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Doha, Nadal played matches in a polo shirt specifically designed for him by Nike,[259] paired with shorts cut above the knee. Nadal's new, more conventional style carried over to the 2009 Australian Open, where he was outfitted with Nike's Bold Crew Men's Tee[260] and Nadal Long Check Shorts.[261][262][263] Nadal wears Nike's Air CourtBallistec 2.3 tennis shoes,[264] bearing various customizations throughout the season, including his nickname "Rafa" on the right shoe and a stylized bull logo on the left. He became the face of Lanvin's L'Homme Sport cologne in April 2009.[265] Nadal uses an AeroPro Drive racquet with a 4​1⁄4-inch L2 grip. As of the 2010 season[update], Nadal's racquets are painted to resemble the new Babolat AeroPro Drive with Cortex GT racquet in order to market a current model which Babolat sells.[266][267] Nadal uses no replacement grip, and instead wraps two overgrips around the handle. He used Duralast 15L strings until the 2010 season, when he switched to Babolat's new, black-colored, RPM Blast string. Nadal's rackets are always strung at 55 lb (25 kg), regardless of which surface or conditions he is playing on.[citation needed] As of January 2010[update], Nadal is the international ambassador for Quely, a company from his native Mallorca that manufactures biscuits, bakery and chocolate-coated products; he has consumed their products ever since he was a young child.[268] In 2010, luxury watchmaker Richard Mille announced that he had developed an ultra-light wristwatch in collaboration with Nadal called the Richard Mille RM027 Tourbillon watch.[269] The watch is made of titanium and lithium and is valued at US$525,000; Nadal was involved in the design and testing of the watch on the tennis court.[269] During the 2010 French Open, Men's Fitness reported that Nadal wore the Richard Mille watch on the court as part of a sponsorship deal with the Swiss watchmaker.[270] Nadal replaced Cristiano Ronaldo as the new face of Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans for the spring/summer 2011 collection.[271] This was the first time that the label has chosen a tennis player for the job; association football has ruled lately prior to Ronaldo, David Beckham graced the ads since 2008.[272] Armani said that he selected Nadal as his latest male underwear model because "...he is ideal as he represents a healthy and positive model for youngsters".[271] In June 2012, Nadal joined the group of sports endorsers of the PokerStars online poker cardroom.[273] In December 2013, Nadal won a charity poker tournament against retired Brazilian football player Ronaldo and four other competitors. Court name In April 2017, the centre court of the Barcelona Open was named pista Rafa Nadal.[274] In popular culture In February 2010, Rafael Nadal was featured in the music video of Shakira's "Gypsy".[275] and part of her album release She Wolf. In explaining why she chose Nadal for the video, Shakira was quoted as saying in an interview with the Latin American Herald Tribune: "I thought that maybe I needed someone I could in some way identify with. And Rafael Nadal is a person who has been totally committed to his career since he was very young. Since he was 17, I believe."[276][277] Asteroid 128036 Rafaelnadal is a main belt asteroid discovered in 2003 at the Observatorio Astronómico de Mallorca and named after Nadal.[278] Off the court Involvement in football Nadal is an avid fan of association football club Real Madrid. On 8 July 2010, it was reported that he had become a shareholder of RCD Mallorca, his local club by birth, in an attempt to assist the club from debt.[279] Nadal reportedly owns 10 percent and was offered the role of vice president, which he rejected.[280] His uncle Miguel Ángel Nadal became assistant coach under Michael Laudrup. Nadal remains a passionate Real Madrid supporter; ESPN.com writer Graham Hunter wrote, "He's as Merengue as [Real Madrid icons] Raúl, Iker Casillas and Alfredo Di Stéfano." Shortly after acquiring his interest in Mallorca, Nadal called out UEFA for apparent hypocrisy in ejecting the club from the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League for excessive debts, saying through a club spokesperson, "Well, if those are the criteria upon which UEFA is operating, then European competition will only comprise two or three clubs because all the rest are in debt, too."[281] He is a fervent supporter of the Spanish national team, and he was one of six people not affiliated with the team or the national federation allowed to enter the team's locker room following Spain's victory in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final.[281] Philanthropy Nadal took part in Thailand's "A Million Trees for the King" project, planting a tree in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on a visit to Hua Hin during his Thailand Open 2010. "For me it's an honour to part of this project", said Nadal. "It's a very good project. I want to congratulate the Thai people and congratulate the King for this unbelievable day. I wish all the best for this idea. It's very, very nice."[282] Fundación Rafa Nadal The creation of the Fundación Rafa Nadal took place in November 2007, and its official presentation was in February 2008, at the Manacor Tennis Club in Mallorca, Spain. The foundation will focus on social work and development aid particularly on childhood and youth.[283] On deciding why to start a foundation, Nadal said "This can be the beginning of my future, when I retire and have more time, [...] I am doing very well and I owe society, [...] A month-and-a-half ago I was in Chennai, in India. The truth is we live great here....I can contribute something with my image..." Nadal was inspired by the Red Cross benefit match against malaria with Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, recalling, "We raised an amount of money that we would never have imagined. I have to thank Iker, my project partner, who went all out for it, [...] That is why the time has come to set up my own foundation and determine the destination of the money." Nadal's mother, Ana Maria Parera, chairs the charitable organization and father Sebastian is vice-chairman. Coach and uncle Toni Nadal and his agent, former tennis player Carlos Costa, are also involved. Roger Federer has given Nadal advice on getting involved in philanthropy. Despite the fact that poverty in India struck him particularly hard, Nadal wants to start by helping "people close by, in the Balearic Islands, in Spain, and then, if possible, abroad".[284] On 16 October 2010, Nadal traveled to India for the first time to visit his tennis academy for underprivileged children at Anantapur Sports Village, in the Anantapur City, Andhra Pradesh. His foundation has also worked in the Anantapur Educational Center project, in collaboration with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.[285][286] Personal life Nadal lived with his parents and younger sister Maria Isabel in a five-story apartment building in their hometown of Manacor, Mallorca. In June 2009, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, and then The New York Times, reported that his parents, Ana Maria and Sebastian, had separated. This news came after weeks of speculation in Internet posts and message boards over Nadal's personal issues as the cause of his setback.[287] Nadal has revealed himself to be agnostic.[288] As a young boy, he would run home from school to watch Goku in his favorite Japanese anime, Dragon Ball. CNN released an article about Nadal's childhood inspiration, and called him "the Dragon Ball of tennis" owing to his unorthodox style "from another planet".[289] In addition to tennis and football, Nadal also enjoys playing golf and poker.[290] In April 2014 he played the world's No. 1 female poker player, Vanessa Selbst, in a poker game in Monaco.[291] Nadal's autobiography, Rafa (Hyperion, 2012, ISBN 1-4013-1092-3), written with assistance from John Carlin, was published in August 2011.[292] Nadal has been dating long-time girlfriend María Francisca (Xisca) Perelló[293] since 2005. Career statistics Main article: Rafael Nadal career statistics Grand Slam tournament performance timeline

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed) To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %

Australian Open A 3R 4R A QF SF W QF QF F A F QF 1R F QF 1 / 13 55–12 82.1

French Open A A W W W W 4R W W W W W QF 3R W

10 / 13 79–2 97.5

Wimbledon 3R A 2R F F W A W F 2R 1R 4R 2R A 4R

2 / 12 43–10 81.1

US Open 2R 2R 3R QF 4R SF SF W F A W A 3R 4R W

3 / 13 53–10 84.1

Win–Loss 3–2 3–2 13–3 17–2 20–3 24–2 15–2 25–1 23–3 14–2 14–1 16–2 11–4 5–2 23–2 4–1 16 / 51 230–34 87.12

*Nadal withdrew from the 2016 French Open because of a wrist injury, having won his opening two rounds.[294] Finals: 23 (16 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 2005 French Open Clay Mariano Puerta 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5

Winner 2006 French Open (2) Clay Roger Federer 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon Grass Roger Federer 0–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), 3–6

Winner 2007 French Open (3) Clay Roger Federer 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 2007 Wimbledon Grass Roger Federer 6–7(7–9)6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 2–6

Winner 2008 French Open (4) Clay Roger Federer 6–1, 6–3, 6–0

Winner 2008 Wimbledon Grass Roger Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7

Winner 2009 Australian Open Hard Roger Federer 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–2

Winner 2010 French Open (5) Clay Robin Söderling 6–4, 6–2, 6–4

Winner 2010 Wimbledon (2) Grass Tomáš Berdych 6–3, 7–5, 6–4

Winner 2010 US Open Hard Novak Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 2011 French Open (6) Clay Roger Federer 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–1

Runner-up 2011 Wimbledon Grass Novak Djokovic 4–6, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6

Runner-up 2011 US Open Hard Novak Djokovic 2–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 1–6

Runner-up 2012 Australian Open Hard Novak Djokovic 7–5, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 5–7

Winner 2012 French Open (7) Clay Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5

Winner 2013 French Open (8) Clay David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3

Winner 2013 US Open (2) Hard Novak Djokovic 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard Stan Wawrinka 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6

Winner 2014 French Open (9) Clay Novak Djokovic 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4

Runner-up 2017 Australian Open Hard Roger Federer 4–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3, 3–6

Winner 2017 French Open (10) Clay Stan Wawrinka 6–2, 6–3, 6–1

Winner 2017 US Open (3) Hard Kevin Anderson 6–3, 6–3, 6–4

Records Main article: List of career achievements by Rafael Nadal All-time tournament records

Tournament Since Record accomplished Players matched

Grand Slam 1877 10 Men's Singles titles at one Major Stands alone

10 consecutive years of winning 1+ title (2005–2014)

Winning titles on 3 different surfaces in a calendar year

3 consecutive titles on 3 different surfaces

French Open 1925 10 Men's Singles titles

ATP Masters 1000 1970 Most Men's singles titles at a single event (Monte-Carlo Masters)

10 consecutive seasons with 1+ men's singles titles (2005–14)

21 consecutive quarterfinals (2008–2010)

Monte Carlo Masters 1897 11 Men's Singles titles

Barcelona Open 1953 11 Men's Singles titles

Rome Masters 1930 8 Men's Singles titles

Madrid Open 2002 5 Men's Singles titles

Open Era records

These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis. Records in bold indicate peer-less achievements. Records in italics are currently active streaks. ^ Denotes consecutive streak.

Time span Selected Grand Slam tournament records Players matched Refs

2005 French Open – 2010 US Open Career Golden Slam Andre Agassi [111]

Career Grand Slam Rod Laver Andre Agassi Roger Federer Novak Djokovic [295]

Youngest to achieve a Career Grand Slam (24) Stands alone [295][296]

2+ titles on grass, clay and hard courts Mats Wilander [295]

2007 French Open – 2017 French Open 6 finals reached without losing a set[d] Roger Federer [134][299]

2008 French Open – 2017 French Open 3 titles won without losing a set Björn Borg [300]

2008 French Open – 2009 Australian Open Simultaneous holder of Majors on clay, grass and hard court Roger Federer Novak Djokovic [301]

Simultaneous holder of Olympic singles gold medal and Majors on clay, grass and hard court Stands alone [302]

2010 French Open – 2010 US Open Winner of Majors on clay, grass and hard court in calendar year [303]

2011 Wimbledon – 2012 Australian Open 3 consecutive runners-up finishes [304][305]

Grand Slam tournaments Time Span Records at each Grand Slam tournament Players matched Refs

French Open 2005–2017 10 titles overall Stands alone [300][306]

2010–2014 5 consecutive titles [306]

2005–2017 10 finals overall [307]

2010–2014 5 consecutive finals [308]

2005–2017 10 semifinals overall [306]

2005–2017 79 match wins overall [309]

2010–2015 39 consecutive match wins [306]

2005–2016 97.5% (79–2) match winning percentage [310]

2008, 2010, 2017 3 titles won without losing a set [300][306]

2005 Won title on the first attempt Mats Wilander [311]

French Open—Wimbledon 2008, 2010 Accomplished a "Channel Slam": Winning both tournaments in the same year Rod Laver Björn Borg Roger Federer [312]

Time span Other selected records Players matched Refs

ATP Masters 1000 records

2005–2018 32 Championship Masters Series[e] titles Stands alone

2013 4 consecutive Masters 1000 titles Novak Djokovic

2005–2013 All 9 Masters 1000 finals reached Roger Federer Novak Djokovic

2010 Accomplished a "Clay Slam"[f] Stands alone [313]

2005–2018 11 Monte-Carlo Masters titles Stands alone [314]

2005–2018 8 Rome Masters titles Stands alone

2005–2017 5 Madrid Masters titles Stands alone

Other records

2004–2018 56 clay court titles Stands alone [300]

2005–2007 81 consecutive clay court match victories Stands alone [315][316]

2004–2013 19 match wins against world No. 1 players[g] Boris Becker

2002–2018 91.76% (401–36) clay court match winning percentage Stands alone [319]

84.35% (812–151) outdoor match winning percentage Stands alone [320]

2017–2018 Won 50 consecutive sets at a single surface (clay) Stands alone [321]

2005–2018 11+ titles at a single tournament (Monte Carlo, Barcelona) Stands alone [300]

2005–2012 8 consecutive titles at a single tournament (Monte Carlo) Stands alone [322]

2004–2006 16 titles won as a teenager Björn Borg [323]

See also

Tennis portal

Open Era tennis records – men's singles (since 1968) ATP World Tour records (since 1990) ATP World Tour Awards List of ATP number 1 ranked singles tennis players (since 1973) List of Grand Slam men's singles champions Tennis tournament records and statistics List of Open Era tennis records

Notes

^ See: [7][8][9][10][11][12] ^ See: [13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22] ^ See: [23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38] ^ The finals Nadal reached without losing a set were the 2007,[297] 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2017 French Open and the 2010 US Open.[298] ^ The term "combined Championship Masters Series" encompasses the Grand Prix Championship Series (1970–1989), ATP Masters Series (1990–2008) and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2009–present). ^ The "Clay Slam" consists of winning the Monte Carlo Masters, Rome Masters, Madrid Masters and French Open in the same year.[313] ^ The world No. 1 players who Nadal defeated were Roger Federer (13 times)[317] and Novak Djokovic (6 times).[318]

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External links

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Official website (in Spanish)

Profiles

Rafael Nadal at the Association of Tennis Professionals Rafael Nadal at the International Tennis Federation Rafael Nadal at the Davis Cup

Rafael Nadal (achievement predecessor and successor)

Sporting positions

Preceded by Roger Federer Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Andy Murray World No. 1 August 18, 2008 – July 5, 2009 June 7, 2010 – July 3, 2011 October 7, 2013 – July 6, 2014 August 21, 2017 – February 18, 2018 Succeeded by Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Roger Federer

Preceded by Roger Federer Novak Djokovic US Open Series Champion 2008 2013 Succeeded by Sam Querrey Milos Raonic

Awards

Preceded by Paul-Henri Mathieu ATP Newcomer of the Year 2003 Succeeded by Florian Mayer

Preceded by Joachim Johansson ATP Most Improved Player 2005 Succeeded by Novak Djokovic

Preceded by Roger Federer David Ferrer Golden Bagel Award 2005 2008, 2009 Succeeded by Roger Federer Robin Söderling

Preceded by Fernando Alonso Rafael Trujillo Spanish Sportsman of the Year 2006 2008 Succeeded by Rafael Trujillo Xavi

Preceded by Roger Federer Roger Federer Andy Murray ITF World Champion 2008 2010 2017 Succeeded by Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Incumbent

Preceded by Roger Federer Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Andy Murray ATP Player of the Year 2008 2010 2013 2017 Succeeded by Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Incumbent

Preceded by Michael Schumacher Prince of Asturias Award for Sports 2008 Succeeded by Yelena Isinbayeva

Preceded by Roger Federer ATP Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 2010 Succeeded by Roger Federer

Preceded by Usain Bolt BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2010 Succeeded by Novak Djokovic

Preceded by Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Usain Bolt L'Équipe Champion of Champions 2010 2013 2017 (with Roger Federer) Succeeded by Lionel Messi Renaud Lavillenie Incumbent

Preceded by Usain Bolt Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2011 Succeeded by Novak Djokovic

Preceded by Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Award 2011 2014 Succeeded by Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic

Preceded by Rohan Bopanna & Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year 2011 Succeeded by Novak Djokovic

Preceded by Tommy Haas ATP Comeback Player of the Year 2013 Succeeded by David Goffin

Preceded by Félix Sánchez Laureus World Comeback of the Year 2014 Succeeded by Schalk Burger

Olympic Games

Preceded by Pau Gasol Flagbearer for  Spain Rio de Janeiro 2016 Succeeded by Incumbent

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Rafael Nadal

Entourage

Miguel Ángel Nadal (uncle) Toni Nadal (uncle and coach) Carlos Moyá (coach, 2017–current)

Career

Achievements Statistics Big Four Rivalry with Roger Federer Rivalry with Novak Djokovic

Milestones

46-match winning streak at the Monte-Carlo Masters

Notable matches

2007 Wimbledon final 2008 Wimbledon final 2009 Australian Open final 2012 Australian Open final 2012 French Open final 2017 Australian Open final

Exhibition matches

Battle of Surfaces Match for Africa and Joining Forces for the Benefit of Children

Seasons

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Australian Open

2009

French Open

2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2017

Wimbledon

2008 2010

US Open

2010 2013 2017

World Tour Finals

Finals: 2010 2013

Indian Wells

2007 2009 2013

Miami

Finals: 2005 2008 2011 2014 2017

Monte Carlo

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2016 2017 2018

Rome

2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2012 2013 2018

Hamburg/Madrid

2008 (H) 2010 2013 2014 2017

Montreal/Toronto

2005 (M) 2008 (T) 2013 (M)

Cincinnati

2013

Madrid/Shanghai

2005 (M)

Paris

Finals: 2007

Olympics

2008 2016 (Doubles)

Davis Cup

2004 2008 2009 2011

Laver Cup

2017

Rafael Nadal Official Website

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Big Four

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

Rivalries

Federer–Nadal Djokovic–Federer Djokovic–Nadal Federer–Murray Djokovic–Murray

Seasons

Roger Federer

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Rafael Nadal

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Novak Djokovic

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Andy Murray

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Roger Federer (Statistics and Achievements)

Australian Open

2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 2017 2018

French Open

2006 2007 2008 2009 2011

Wimbledon

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012 2014 2015 2017

US Open

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2015

Tour Finals

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015

Masters titles

Indian Wells (5) Miami (3) Madrid/Hamburg (6) Canada (2) Cincinnati (7) Shanghai/Madrid (3) Paris (1)

Rafael Nadal (Statistics and Achievements)

Australian Open

2009 2012 2014 2017

French Open

2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2017

Wimbledon

2006 2007 2008 2010 2011

US Open

2010 2011 2013 2017

Tour Finals

2010 2013

Masters titles

Indian Wells (3) Monte Carlo (11) Madrid/Hamburg (5) Rome (7) Canada (3) Cincinnati (1) Shanghai/Madrid (1)

Novak Djokovic (Statistics and Achievements)

Australian Open

2008 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016

French Open

2012 2014 2015 2016

Wimbledon

2011 2013 2014 2015

US Open

2007 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016

Tour Finals

2008 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Masters titles

Indian Wells (5) Miami (6) Monte Carlo (2) Madrid (2) Rome (4) Canada (4) Shanghai (3) Paris (4)

Andy Murray (Statistics and Achievements)

Australian Open

2010 2011 2013 2015 2016

French Open

2016

Wimbledon

2012 2013 2016

US Open

2008 2012

Tour Finals

2016

Masters titles

Miami (2) Madrid (1) Rome (1) Canada (3) Cincinnati (2) Shanghai/Madrid (4) Paris (1)

Notable matches

2007 Wimbledon final 2008 Wimbledon final 2009 Australian Open final 2012 Australian Open final 2012 French Open final 2012 Wimbledon final 2012 US Open final 2013 Wimbledon final 2014 Wimbledon final 2015 Wimbledon final 2016 French Open final 2017 Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam tournaments

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Australian Open men's singles champions

(1969) Rod Laver (1970) Arthur Ashe (1971) Ken Rosewall (1972) Ken Rosewall (1973) John Newcombe (1974) Jimmy Connors (1975) John Newcombe (1976) Mark Edmondson (1977 (Jan)) Roscoe Tanner (1977 (Dec)) Vitas Gerulaitis (1978) Guillermo Vilas (1979) Guillermo Vilas (1980) Brian Teacher (1981) Johan Kriek (1982) Johan Kriek (1983) Mats Wilander (1984) Mats Wilander (1985) Stefan Edberg (1986) Not Held (1987) Stefan Edberg (1988) Mats Wilander (1989) Ivan Lendl (1990) Ivan Lendl (1991) Boris Becker (1992) Jim Courier (1993) Jim Courier (1994) Pete Sampras (1995) Andre Agassi (1996) Boris Becker (1997) Pete Sampras (1998) Petr Korda (1999) Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2000) Andre Agassi (2001) Andre Agassi (2002) Thomas Johansson (2003) Andre Agassi (2004) Roger Federer (2005) Marat Safin (2006) Roger Federer (2007) Roger Federer (2008) Novak Djokovic (2009) Rafael Nadal (2010) Roger Federer (2011) Novak Djokovic (2012) Novak Djokovic (2013) Novak Djokovic (2014) Stanislas Wawrinka (2015) Novak Djokovic (2016) Novak Djokovic (2017) Roger Federer (2018) Roger Federer

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French Open men's singles champions

(1968) Ken Rosewall (1969) Rod Laver (1970) Jan Kodeš (1971) Jan Kodeš (1972) Andrés Gimeno (1973) Ilie Năstase (1974) Björn Borg (1975) Björn Borg (1976) Adriano Panatta (1977) Guillermo Vilas (1978) Björn Borg (1979) Björn Borg (1980) Björn Borg (1981) Björn Borg (1982) Mats Wilander (1983) Yannick Noah (1984) Ivan Lendl (1985) Mats Wilander (1986) Ivan Lendl (1987) Ivan Lendl (1988) Mats Wilander (1989) Michael Chang (1990) Andrés Gómez (1991) Jim Courier (1992) Jim Courier (1993) Sergi Bruguera (1994) Sergi Bruguera (1995) Thomas Muster (1996) Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1997) Gustavo Kuerten (1998) Carlos Moyá (1999) Andre Agassi (2000) Gustavo Kuerten (2001) Gustavo Kuerten (2002) Albert Costa (2003) Juan Carlos Ferrero (2004) Gastón Gaudio (2005) Rafael Nadal (2006) Rafael Nadal (2007) Rafael Nadal (2008) Rafael Nadal (2009) Roger Federer (2010) Rafael Nadal (2011) Rafael Nadal (2012) Rafael Nadal (2013) Rafael Nadal (2014) Rafael Nadal (2015) Stan Wawrinka (2016) Novak Djokovic (2017) Rafael Nadal

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Wimbledon (Open Era) gentlemen's singles champions

(1968) Rod Laver (1969) Rod Laver (1970) John Newcombe (1971) John Newcombe (1972) Stan Smith (1973) Jan Kodeš (1974) Jimmy Connors (1975) Arthur Ashe (1976) Björn Borg (1977) Björn Borg (1978) Björn Borg (1979) Björn Borg (1980) Björn Borg (1981) John McEnroe (1982) Jimmy Connors (1983) John McEnroe (1984) John McEnroe (1985) Boris Becker (1986) Boris Becker (1987) Pat Cash (1988) Stefan Edberg (1989) Boris Becker (1990) Stefan Edberg (1991) Michael Stich (1992) Andre Agassi (1993) Pete Sampras (1994) Pete Sampras (1995) Pete Sampras (1996) Richard Krajicek (1997) Pete Sampras (1998) Pete Sampras (1999) Pete Sampras (2000) Pete Sampras (2001) Goran Ivanišević (2002) Lleyton Hewitt (2003) Roger Federer (2004) Roger Federer (2005) Roger Federer (2006) Roger Federer (2007) Roger Federer (2008) Rafael Nadal (2009) Roger Federer (2010) Rafael Nadal (2011) Novak Djokovic (2012) Roger Federer (2013) Andy Murray (2014) Novak Djokovic (2015) Novak Djokovic (2016) Andy Murray (2017) Roger Federer

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US Open men's singles champions

(1968) Arthur Ashe (1969) Rod Laver (1970) Ken Rosewall (1971) Stan Smith (1972) Ilie Năstase (1973) John Newcombe (1974) Jimmy Connors (1975) Manuel Orantes (1976) Jimmy Connors (1977) Guillermo Vilas (1978) Jimmy Connors (1979) John McEnroe (1980) John McEnroe (1981) John McEnroe (1982) Jimmy Connors (1983) Jimmy Connors (1984) John McEnroe (1985) Ivan Lendl (1986) Ivan Lendl (1987) Ivan Lendl (1988) Mats Wilander (1989) Boris Becker (1990) Pete Sampras (1991) Stefan Edberg (1992) Stefan Edberg (1993) Pete Sampras (1994) Andre Agassi (1995) Pete Sampras (1996) Pete Sampras (1997) Pat Rafter (1998) Pat Rafter (1999) Andre Agassi (2000) Marat Safin (2001) Lleyton Hewitt (2002) Pete Sampras (2003) Andy Roddick (2004) Roger Federer (2005) Roger Federer (2006) Roger Federer (2007) Roger Federer (2008) Roger Federer (2009) Juan Martín del Potro (2010) Rafael Nadal (2011) Novak Djokovic (2012) Andy Murray (2013) Rafael Nadal (2014) Marin Čilić (2015) Novak Djokovic (2016) Stan Wawrinka (2017) Rafael Nadal

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Grand Slam / non-calendar year / career Grand Slam-winning singles/doubles tennis players

Grand Slam

Men's singles

1938: Don Budge 1962: Rod Laver 1969: Rod Laver

Women's singles

1953: Maureen Connolly 1970: Margaret Court 1988: Steffi Graf

Men's doubles

1951: Ken McGregor/ Frank Sedgman

Women's doubles

1960: Maria Bueno 1984: Martina Navratilova/ Pam Shriver 1998: Martina Hingis

Mixed doubles

1963: Margaret Court/ Ken Fletcher 1965: Margaret Court 1967: Owen Davidson

Non-calendar year Grand Slam

Men's singles

2015–16: Novak Djokovic

Women's singles

1983–84: Martina Navratilova 1993–94: Steffi Graf 2002–03: Serena Williams 2014–15: Serena Williams

Men's doubles

2012–13: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan

Women's doubles

1949–50: Louise Brough 1986–87: Martina Navratilova/ Pam Shriver 1992–93: Gigi Fernández/ Natasha Zvereva 1996–97: Natasha Zvereva 2009–10: Serena Williams/ Venus Williams

Mixed doubles

1967–68 Billie Jean King

Career Grand Slam

Men's singles

1933-34-35: Fred Perry 1937-38: Don Budge 1960-61-62: Rod Laver 1961-63-64: Roy Emerson 1992-94-95-99: Andre Agassi 2003-04-09: Roger Federer 2005-08-09-10: Rafael Nadal 2008-11-16: Novak Djokovic

Women's singles

1951-52-53: Maureen Connolly 1949-50-51-54: Doris Hart 1951-56-57: Shirley Fry Irvin 1960-62-63: Margaret Court 1966-67-68-72: Billie Jean King 1974-75-82: Chris Evert 1978-81-82-83: Martina Navratilova 1987-88: Steffi Graf 1999-2002-03: Serena Williams 2004-06-08-12: Maria Sharapova

Men's doubles

1935-36-39: Adrian Quist 1948-50-51 Frank Sedgman 1951: Ken McGregor 1953–56: Lew Hoad/ Ken Rosewall 1957-58-59: Neale Fraser 1959-60-62: Roy Emerson 1965–67: John Newcombe/ Tony Roche 1962-64-67-77: Bob Hewitt 1982-84-86-89: John Fitzgerald 1983-87-89: Anders Järryd 1994-95-98: Jacco Eltingh/ Paul Haarhuis 1989-92–93-2000: Mark Woodforde 1992–93-95-2000: Todd Woodbridge 1998-2002-03-05: Jonas Björkman 2003-05-06: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan 2002-04-07-08: Daniel Nestor 1999-2006-12: Leander Paes

Women's doubles

1942-46-50: Louise Brough Clapp 1947-48-50-51: Doris Hart 1950-51-57: Shirley Fry Irvin 1956–1957: Althea Gibson 1958–60: Maria Bueno 1961–64: Lesley Turner Bowrey 1961-63-64: Margaret Court 1964-66-69-70: Judy Tegart Dalton 1980–81: Kathy Jordan/ Anne Smith 1975-76-77-80: / Martina Navratilova 1981-82-83-84: Pam Shriver 1989-90-93: Helena Suková 1988–90-91-92: Gigi Fernández 1989-90-91-93: / Natasha Zvereva 1989-90-94: Jana Novotná 1996-97-98: Martina Hingis 1999-2000-01: Serena Williams/ Venus Williams 2000-01-06: Lisa Raymond 2012-13-14: Sara Errani/ Roberta Vinci

Mixed doubles

1925-26-27-28 Jean Borotra 1949–51: Doris Hart/ Frank Sedgman 1961-1963: Margaret Court 1962-1963: Ken Fletcher 1965-66-67: Owen Davidson 1967–68: Billie Jean King 1969–75: Marty Riessen 1961-70-77-79: Bob Hewitt 1992–93-95: Mark Woodforde 1990-93-94-95: Todd Woodbridge 1974-85-2003: Martina Navratilova 2001-02-05: Daniela Hantuchová 1997-99-2005-06: Mahesh Bhupathi 2002-04-08-10: Cara Black 1999-2003-08-16: Leander Paes 2006-15-16: Martina Hingis

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Male tennis players who have won 3 or more Grand Slam singles titles in one season

(1933) Jack Crawford (3) (1934) Fred Perry (3) (1938) Don Budge (4) (1955) Tony Trabert (3) (1956) Lew Hoad (3) (1958) Ashley Cooper (3) (1962) Rod Laver (4) (1964) Roy Emerson (3) (1969) Rod Laver (4) (1974) Jimmy Connors (3) (1988) Mats Wilander (3) (2004) Roger Federer (3) (2006) Roger Federer (3) (2007) Roger Federer (3) (2010) Rafael Nadal (3) (2011) Novak Djokovic (3) (2015) Novak Djokovic (3)

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Men's tennis players who won two or more Grand Slam singles titles in one calendar year

Four wins

1938: Don Budge 1962: Rod Laver 1969: Rod Laver

Three wins

1933: Jack Crawford (AC&FC&WI) 1934: Fred Perry (AC&WI&US) 1955: Tony Trabert (FO&WI&US) 1956: Lew Hoad (AO&FO&WI) 1958: Ashley Cooper (AC&WI&US) 1964: Roy Emerson (AC&WI&US) 1974: Jimmy Connors (AO&WI&US) 1988: Mats Wilander (AO&FO&US) 2004: Roger Federer (AO&WI&US) 2006: Roger Federer (AO&WI&US) 2007: Roger Federer (AO&WI&US) 2010: Rafael Nadal (FO&WI&US) 2011: Novak Djokovic (AO&WI&US) 2015: Novak Djokovic (AO&WI&US)

Two wins

1903: Laurence Doherty (WI&US) 1920: Bill Tilden (WI&US) 1921: Bill Tilden (WI&US) 1925: René Lacoste (FC&WI) 1927: René Lacoste (FC&US) 1928: Henri Cochet (FC&US) 1932: Ellsworth Vines (WI&US) 1935: Fred Perry (FC&WI) 1936: Fred Perry (WI&US) 1937: Don Budge (WI&US) 1939: Bobby Riggs (WI&US) 1947: Jack Kramer (WI&US) 1950: Budge Patty (FC&WI) 1951: Dick Savitt (AC&WI)) 1952: Frank Sedgman (WI&US) 1953: Ken Rosewall (AC&FO) 1959: Alex Olmedo (AC&WI) 1960: Neale Fraser (WI&US) 1961: Roy Emerson (AC&US) 1963: Roy Emerson (AC&FC) 1965: Roy Emerson (AC&WI) 1967: Roy Emerson (AC&FC) 1967: John Newcombe (WI&US) 1973: John Newcombe (AO&US) 1977: Guillermo Vilas (FO&US) 1978: Björn Borg (FO&WI) 1979: Björn Borg (FO&WI) 1980: Björn Borg (FO&WI) 1981: John McEnroe (WI&US) 1982: Jimmy Connors (WI&US) 1984: John McEnroe (WI&US) 1986: Ivan Lendl (FO&US) 1987: Ivan Lendl (FO&US) 1989: Boris Becker (WI&US) 1992: Jim Courier (AO&FO) 1993: Pete Sampras (WI&US) 1994: Pete Sampras (AO&WI) 1995: Pete Sampras (WI&US) 1997: Pete Sampras (AO&WI) 1999: Andre Agassi (FO&US) 2005: Roger Federer (WI&US) 2008: Rafael Nadal (FO&WI) 2009: Roger Federer (FO&WI) 2013: Rafael Nadal (FO&US) 2016: Novak Djokovic (AO&FO) 2017: Roger Federer (AO&WI) 2017: Rafael Nadal (FO&US)

AC=Australasian/Australian Championships, AO=Australian Open, FC=French Championships, FO=French Open, WI=Wimbledon, US=U.S. National Championships/US Open

Rafael Nadal achievements

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Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. 1 singles players

Ilie Năstase (1973/1974 – 40 w) John Newcombe (1974 – 8 w) Jimmy Connors (1974/1983 – 268 w) Björn Borg (1977/1981 – 109 w) John McEnroe (1980/1985 – 170 w) Ivan Lendl (1983/1990 – 270 w) Mats Wilander (1988/1989 – 20 w) Stefan Edberg (1990/1992 – 72 w) Boris Becker (1991 – 12 w) Jim Courier (1992/1993 – 58 w) Pete Sampras (1993/2000 – 286 w) Andre Agassi (1995/2003 – 101 w) Thomas Muster (1996 – 6 w) Marcelo Ríos (1998 – 6 w) Carlos Moyá (1999 – 2 w) Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1999 – 6 w) Pat Rafter (1999 – 1 w) Marat Safin (2000/2001 – 9 w) Gustavo Kuerten (2000/2001 – 43 w) Lleyton Hewitt (2001/2003 – 80 w) Juan Carlos Ferrero (2003 – 8 w) Andy Roddick (2003/2004 – 13 w) Roger Federer (2004/2018 – 309 w) Rafael Nadal (2008/2018 – 174 w) Novak Djokovic (2011/2016 – 223 w) Andy Murray (2016/2017 – 41 w)

ATP singles rankings incepted on August 23, 1973 (year first held/year last held – number of weeks (w)) current No. 1 in bold, as of week of May 21, 2018[update]

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Olympic Tennis Champions in men's singles

Demonstration

1968:  Manuel Santana (ESP) 1984:  Stefan Edberg (SWE)

Indoor

1908:  Arthur Gore (GBR) 1912:  André Gobert (FRA)

Outdoor

1896:  John Pius Boland (GBR) 1900:  Laurence Doherty (GBR) 1904:  Beals Wright (USA) 1908:  Major Ritchie (GBR) 1912:  Charles Winslow (RSA) 1920:  Louis Raymond (RSA) 1924:  Vincent Richards (USA) 1988:  Miloslav Mečíř (TCH) 1992:  Marc Rosset (SUI) 1996:  Andre Agassi (USA) 2000:  Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 2004:  Nicolás Massú (CHI) 2008:  Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2012:  Andy Murray (GBR) 2016:  Andy Murray (GBR)

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Olympic Tennis Champions in men's doubles

Demonstration

1968:  Rafael Osuna & Vicente Zarazua (MEX)

Indoor

1908:  Herbert Barrett & Arthur Gore (GBR) 1912:  Maurice Germot & André Gobert (FRA)

Outdoor

1896:  John Pius Boland (GBR) &  Friedrich Traun (GER) 1900:  Laurence Doherty & Reginald Doherty (GBR) 1904:  Edgar Leonard & Beals Wright (USA) 1908:  Reginald Doherty & George Hillyard (GBR) 1912:  Harold Kitson & Charles Winslow (RSA) 1920:  Oswald Turnbull & Max Woosnam (GBR) 1924:  Francis Hunter & Vincent Richards (USA) 1988:  Ken Flach & Robert Seguso (USA) 1992:  Boris Becker & Michael Stich (GER) 1996:  Todd Woodbridge & Mark Woodforde (AUS) 2000:  Sébastien Lareau & Daniel Nestor (CAN) 2004:  Fernando González & Nicolás Massú (CHI) 2008:  Roger Federer & Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 2012:  Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan (USA) 2016:  Marc López & Rafael Nadal (ESP)

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ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – singles champions

Indian Wells Masters

1990: Stefan Edberg 1991: Jim Courier 1992: Michael Chang 1993: Jim Courier 1994: Pete Sampras 1995: Pete Sampras 1996: Michael Chang 1997: Michael Chang 1998: Marcelo Ríos 1999: Mark Philippoussis 2000: Àlex Corretja 2001: Andre Agassi 2002: Lleyton Hewitt 2003: Lleyton Hewitt 2004: Roger Federer 2005: Roger Federer 2006: Roger Federer 2007: Rafael Nadal 2008: Novak Djokovic 2009: Rafael Nadal 2010: Ivan Ljubičić 2011: Novak Djokovic 2012: Roger Federer 2013: Rafael Nadal 2014: Novak Djokovic 2015: Novak Djokovic 2016: Novak Djokovic 2017: Roger Federer 2018: Juan Martín del Potro

Miami Masters

1990: Andre Agassi 1991: Jim Courier 1992: Michael Chang 1993: Pete Sampras 1994: Pete Sampras 1995: Andre Agassi 1996: Andre Agassi 1997: Thomas Muster 1998: Marcelo Ríos 1999: Richard Krajicek 2000: Pete Sampras 2001: Andre Agassi 2002: Andre Agassi 2003: Andre Agassi 2004: Andy Roddick 2005: Roger Federer 2006: Roger Federer 2007: Novak Djokovic 2008: Nikolay Davydenko 2009: Andy Murray 2010: Andy Roddick 2011: Novak Djokovic 2012: Novak Djokovic 2013: Andy Murray 2014: Novak Djokovic 2015: Novak Djokovic 2016: Novak Djokovic 2017: Roger Federer 2018: John Isner

Monte-Carlo Masters

1990: Andrei Chesnokov 1991: Sergi Bruguera 1992: Thomas Muster 1993: Sergi Bruguera 1994: Andriy Medvedev 1995: Thomas Muster 1996: Thomas Muster 1997: Marcelo Ríos 1998: Carlos Moyá 1999: Gustavo Kuerten 2000: Cédric Pioline 2001: Gustavo Kuerten 2002: Juan Carlos Ferrero 2003: Juan Carlos Ferrero 2004: Guillermo Coria 2005: Rafael Nadal 2006: Rafael Nadal 2007: Rafael Nadal 2008: Rafael Nadal 2009: Rafael Nadal 2010: Rafael Nadal 2011: Rafael Nadal 2012: Rafael Nadal 2013: Novak Djokovic 2014: Stan Wawrinka 2015: Novak Djokovic 2016: Rafael Nadal 2017: Rafael Nadal 2018: Rafael Nadal

Hamburg / Madrid Masters

1990: Juan Aguilera 1991: Karel Nováček 1992: Stefan Edberg 1993: Michael Stich 1994: Andriy Medvedev 1995: Andriy Medvedev 1996: Roberto Carretero 1997: Andriy Medvedev 1998: Albert Costa 1999: Marcelo Ríos 2000: Gustavo Kuerten 2001: Albert Portas 2002: Roger Federer 2003: Guillermo Coria 2004: Roger Federer 2005: Roger Federer 2006: Tommy Robredo 2007: Roger Federer 2008: Rafael Nadal 2009: Roger Federer 2010: Rafael Nadal 2011: Novak Djokovic 2012: Roger Federer 2013: Rafael Nadal 2014: Rafael Nadal 2015: Andy Murray 2016: Novak Djokovic 2017: Rafael Nadal 2018: Alexander Zverev

Rome Masters

1990: Thomas Muster 1991: Emilio Sánchez 1992: Jim Courier 1993: Jim Courier 1994: Pete Sampras 1995: Thomas Muster 1996: Thomas Muster 1997: Àlex Corretja 1998: Marcelo Ríos 1999: Gustavo Kuerten 2000: Magnus Norman 2001: Juan Carlos Ferrero 2002: Andre Agassi 2003: Félix Mantilla 2004: Carlos Moyá 2005: Rafael Nadal 2006: Rafael Nadal 2007: Rafael Nadal 2008: Novak Djokovic 2009: Rafael Nadal 2010: Rafael Nadal 2011: Novak Djokovic 2012: Rafael Nadal 2013: Rafael Nadal 2014: Novak Djokovic 2015: Novak Djokovic 2016: Andy Murray 2017: Alexander Zverev 2018: Rafael Nadal

Canada Masters

1990: Michael Chang 1991: Andrei Chesnokov 1992: Andre Agassi 1993: Mikael Pernfors 1994: Andre Agassi 1995: Andre Agassi 1996: Wayne Ferreira 1997: Chris Woodruff 1998: Patrick Rafter 1999: Thomas Johansson 2000: Marat Safin 2001: Andrei Pavel 2002: Guillermo Cañas 2003: Andy Roddick 2004: Roger Federer 2005: Rafael Nadal 2006: Roger Federer 2007: Novak Djokovic 2008: Rafael Nadal 2009: Andy Murray 2010: Andy Murray 2011: Novak Djokovic 2012: Novak Djokovic 2013: Rafael Nadal 2014: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2015: Andy Murray 2016: Novak Djokovic 2017: Alexander Zverev

Cincinnati Masters

1990: Stefan Edberg 1991: Guy Forget 1992: Pete Sampras 1993: Michael Chang 1994: Michael Chang 1995: Andre Agassi 1996: Andre Agassi 1997: Pete Sampras 1998: Pat Rafter 1999: Pete Sampras 2000: Thomas Enqvist 2001: Gustavo Kuerten 2002: Carlos Moyá 2003: Andy Roddick 2004: Andre Agassi 2005: Roger Federer 2006: Andy Roddick 2007: Roger Federer 2008: Andy Murray 2009: Roger Federer 2010: Roger Federer 2011: Andy Murray 2012: Roger Federer 2013: Rafael Nadal 2014: Roger Federer 2015: Roger Federer 2016: Marin Čilić 2017: Grigor Dimitrov

Stockholm / Essen / Stuttgart / Madrid / Shanghai Masters

1990: Boris Becker 1991: Boris Becker 1992: Goran Ivanišević 1993: Michael Stich 1994: Boris Becker 1995: Thomas Muster 1996: Boris Becker 1997: Petr Korda 1998: Richard Krajicek 1999: Thomas Enqvist 2000: Wayne Ferreira 2001: Tommy Haas 2002: Andre Agassi 2003: Juan Carlos Ferrero 2004: Marat Safin 2005: Rafael Nadal 2006: Roger Federer 2007: David Nalbandian 2008: Andy Murray 2009: Nikolay Davydenko 2010: Andy Murray 2011: Andy Murray 2012: Novak Djokovic 2013: Novak Djokovic 2014: Roger Federer 2015: Novak Djokovic 2016: Andy Murray 2017: Roger Federer

Paris Masters

1990: Stefan Edberg 1991: Guy Forget 1992: Boris Becker 1993: Goran Ivanišević 1994: Andre Agassi 1995: Pete Sampras 1996: Thomas Enqvist 1997: Pete Sampras 1998: Greg Rusedski 1999: Andre Agassi 2000: Marat Safin 2001: Sébastien Grosjean 2002: Marat Safin 2003: Tim Henman 2004: Marat Safin 2005: Tomáš Berdych 2006: Nikolay Davydenko 2007: David Nalbandian 2008: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2009: Novak Djokovic 2010: Robin Söderling 2011: Roger Federer 2012: David Ferrer 2013: Novak Djokovic 2014: Novak Djokovic 2015: Novak Djokovic 2016: Andy Murray 2017: Jack Sock

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ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – doubles champions

Indian Wells Masters

1990: Boris Becker / Guy Forget 1991: Jim Courier / Javier Sánchez 1992: Steve DeVries / David Macpherson 1993: Guy Forget / Henri Leconte 1994: Grant Connell / Patrick Galbraith 1995: Tommy Ho / Brett Steven 1996: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1997: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 1998: Jonas Björkman / Pat Rafter 1999: Wayne Black / Sandon Stolle 2000: Alex O'Brien / Jared Palmer 2001: Wayne Ferreira / Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2002: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2003: Wayne Ferreira / Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2004: Arnaud Clément / Sébastien Grosjean 2005: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2006: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2007: Martin Damm / Leander Paes 2008: Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram 2009: Mardy Fish / Andy Roddick 2010: Marc López / Rafael Nadal 2011: Alexandr Dolgopolov / Xavier Malisse 2012: Marc López / Rafael Nadal 2013: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2014: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2015: Vasek Pospisil / Jack Sock 2016: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut 2017: Raven Klaasen / Rajeev Ram

Miami Masters

1990: Rick Leach / Jim Pugh 1991: Wayne Ferreira / Piet Norval 1992: Ken Flach / Todd Witsken 1993: Richard Krajicek / Jan Siemerink 1994: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1995: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1996: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1997: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1998: Ellis Ferreira / Rick Leach 1999: Wayne Black / Sandon Stolle 2000: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 2001: Jiří Novák / David Rikl 2002: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2003: Roger Federer / Max Mirnyi 2004: Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett 2005: Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 2006: Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 2007: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2008: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2009: Max Mirnyi / Andy Ram 2010: Lukáš Dlouhý / Leander Paes 2011: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 2012: Leander Paes / Radek Štěpánek 2013: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi / Jean-Julien Rojer 2014: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2015: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2016: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut 2017: Łukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo

Monte-Carlo Masters

1990: Petr Korda / Tomáš Šmíd 1991: Luke Jensen / Laurie Warder 1992: Boris Becker / Michael Stich 1993: Stefan Edberg / Petr Korda 1994: Nicklas Kulti / Magnus Larsson 1995: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1996: Ellis Ferreira / Jan Siemerink 1997: Donald Johnson / Francisco Montana 1998: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1999: Olivier Delaître / Tim Henman 2000: Wayne Ferreira / Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2001: Jonas Björkman / Todd Woodbridge 2002: Jonas Björkman / Todd Woodbridge 2003: Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 2004: Tim Henman / Nenad Zimonjić 2005: Leander Paes / Nenad Zimonjić 2006: Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 2007: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2008: Rafael Nadal / Tommy Robredo 2009: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2010: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2011: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2012: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2013: Julien Benneteau / Nenad Zimonjić 2014: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2015: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2016: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut 2017: Rohan Bopanna / Pablo Cuevas

Hamburg / Madrid Masters

1990: Sergi Bruguera / Jim Courier 1991: Sergio Casal / Emilio Sánchez 1992: Sergio Casal / Emilio Sánchez 1993: Paul Haarhuis / Mark Koevermans 1994: Scott Melville / Piet Norval 1995: Wayne Ferreira / Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1996: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 1997: Luis Lobo / Javier Sánchez 1998: Donald Johnson / Francisco Montana 1999: Wayne Arthurs / Andrew Kratzmann 2000: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 2001: Jonas Björkman / Todd Woodbridge 2002: Mahesh Bhupathi / Jan-Michael Gambill 2003: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2004: Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett 2005: Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 2006: Paul Hanley / Kevin Ullyett 2007: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2008: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2009: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2010: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2011: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2012: Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski 2013: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2014: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2015: Rohan Bopanna / Florin Mergea 2016: Jean-Julien Rojer / Horia Tecău 2017: Łukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo

Rome Masters

1990: Sergio Casal / Emilio Sánchez 1991: Omar Camporese / Goran Ivanišević 1992: Jakob Hlasek / Marc Rosset 1993: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1994: Yevgeny Kafelnikov / David Rikl 1995: Cyril Suk / Daniel Vacek 1996: Byron Black / Grant Connell 1997: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 1998: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 1999: Ellis Ferreira / Rick Leach 2000: Martin Damm / Dominik Hrbatý 2001: Wayne Ferreira / Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2002: Martin Damm / Cyril Suk 2003: Wayne Arthurs / Paul Hanley 2004: Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 2005: Michaël Llodra / Fabrice Santoro 2006: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2007: Fabrice Santoro / Nenad Zimonjić 2008: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2009: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2010: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2011: John Isner / Sam Querrey 2012: Marcel Granollers / Marc López 2013: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2014: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2015: Pablo Cuevas / David Marrero 2016: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2017: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut

Canada Masters

1990: Paul Annacone / David Wheaton 1991: Patrick Galbraith / Todd Witsken 1992: Patrick Galbraith / Danie Visser 1993: Jim Courier / Mark Knowles 1994: Byron Black / Jonathan Stark 1995: Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Andrei Olhovskiy 1996: Patrick Galbraith / Paul Haarhuis 1997: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 1998: Martin Damm / Jim Grabb 1999: Jonas Björkman / Patrick Rafter 2000: Sébastien Lareau / Daniel Nestor 2001: Jiří Novák / David Rikl 2002: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2003: Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 2004: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 2005: Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett 2006: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2007: Mahesh Bhupathi / Pavel Vízner 2008: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2009: Mahesh Bhupathi / Mark Knowles 2010: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2011: Michaël Llodra / Nenad Zimonjić 2012: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2013: Alexander Peya / Bruno Soares 2014: Alexander Peya / Bruno Soares 2015: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2016: Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo 2017: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut

Cincinnati Masters

1990: Darren Cahill / Mark Kratzmann 1991: Ken Flach / Robert Seguso 1992: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1993: Andre Agassi / Petr Korda 1994: Alex O'Brien / Sandon Stolle 1995: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1996: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 1997: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1998: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 1999: Byron Black / Jonas Björkman 2000: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 2001: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 2002: James Blake / Todd Martin 2003: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2004: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2005: Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 2006: Jonas Björkman / Max Mirnyi 2007: Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram 2008: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2009: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2010: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2011: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 2012: Robert Lindstedt / Horia Tecău 2013: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2014: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2015: Daniel Nestor / Édouard Roger-Vasselin 2016: Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo 2017: Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut

Stockholm / Essen / Stuttgart / Madrid / Shanghai Masters

1990: Guy Forget / Jakob Hlasek 1991: John Fitzgerald / Anders Järryd 1992: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1993: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1994: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1995: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1996: Sébastien Lareau / Alex O'Brien 1997: Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde 1998: Sébastien Lareau / Alex O'Brien 1999: Byron Black / Jonas Björkman 2000: Jiří Novák / David Rikl 2001: Max Mirnyi / Sandon Stolle 2002: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2003: Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 2004: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2005: Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor 2006: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2007: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2008: Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski 2009: Julien Benneteau / Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2010: Jürgen Melzer / Leander Paes 2011: Max Mirnyi / Daniel Nestor 2012: Leander Paes / Radek Štěpánek 2013: Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo 2014: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2015: Raven Klaasen / Marcelo Melo 2016: John Isner / Jack Sock 2017: Henri Kontinen / John Peers

Paris Masters

1990: Scott Davis / David Pate 1991: Anders Järryd / John Fitzgerald 1992: John McEnroe / Patrick McEnroe 1993: Byron Black / Jonathan Stark 1994: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1995: Grant Connell / Patrick Galbraith 1996: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1997: Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1998: Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes 1999: Sébastien Lareau / Alex O'Brien 2000: Nicklas Kulti / Max Mirnyi 2001: Ellis Ferreira / Rick Leach 2002: Nicolas Escudé / Fabrice Santoro 2003: Wayne Arthurs / Paul Hanley 2004: Jonas Björkman / Todd Woodbridge 2005: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2006: Arnaud Clément / Michaël Llodra 2007: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2008: Jonas Björkman / Kevin Ullyett 2009: Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjić 2010: Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 2011: Rohan Bopanna / Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 2012: Mahesh Bhupathi / Rohan Bopanna 2013: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2014: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan 2015: Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo 2016: Henri Kontinen / John Peers 2017: Łukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo

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Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year

2000–01: Tiger Woods 2002: Michael Schumacher 2003: Lance Armstrong* 2004: Michael Schumacher 2005–08: Roger Federer 2009–10: Usain Bolt 2011: Rafael Nadal 2012: Novak Djokovic 2013: Usain Bolt 2014: Sebastian Vettel 2015–16: Novak Djokovic 2017: Usain Bolt 2018: Roger Federer

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Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year

2000: Lance Armstrong* 2001: Jennifer Capriati 2002: Goran Ivanišević 2003: Ronaldo 2004: Hermann Maier 2005: Alex Zanardi 2006: Martina Hingis 2007: Serena Williams 2008: Paula Radcliffe 2009: Vitali Klitschko 2010: Kim Clijsters 2011: Valentino Rossi 2012: Darren Clarke 2013: Félix Sánchez 2014: Rafael Nadal 2015: Schalk Burger 2016: Dan Carter 2017: Michael Phelps 2018: Roger Federer

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Spanish Sportsman of the Year

José Marín (1982) Juan Antonio Corbalán (1983) José Manuel Abascal (1984) José Amengual (1985) José Luis González (1986) Jorge Martínez (1987) José Doreste (1988) Manuel Pereira (1989) Carlos Sainz (1990) Martin López-Zubero (1991) Miguel Indurain (1992) Jesús Ángel García and Valentí Massana (1993) José María Olazábal (1994) Miguel Indurain (1995) Fermín Cacho (1996) Joan Llaneras (1997) Àlex Corretja (1998) Abel Antón (1999) Joan Llaneras and Gervasio Deferr (2000) Pau Gasol (2001) Alberto García (2002) Juan Carlos Ferrero (2003) David Cal (2004) Fernando Alonso (2005) Rafael Nadal (2006) Rafael Trujillo (2007) Rafael Nadal (2008) Xavi Hernández (2009) Jorge Lorenzo (2010) Juan Carlos Navarro (2011) Joel González (2012) Francisco Javier Gómez Noya (2013) Marc Márquez (2014) Javier Fernández (2015) Saúl Craviotto (2016)

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World rankings – Top ten tennis players as of week of 28 May 2018[update]

ATP singles ATP doubles WTA singles WTA doubles

Rafael Nadal     Roger Federer Alexander Zverev Marin Čilić Grigor Dimitrov Juan Martín del Potro Kevin Anderson Dominic Thiem David Goffin John Isner

Mate Pavić Oliver Marach Łukasz Kubot Marcelo Melo Bob Bryan Mike Bryan John Peers Henri Kontinen Juan Sebastián Cabal Jean-Julien Rojer

Simona Halep Caroline Wozniacki Garbiñe Muguruza Elina Svitolina Jeļena Ostapenko Karolína Plíšková Caroline Garcia Petra Kvitová Venus Williams Sloane Stephens

Latisha Chan Elena Vesnina Ekaterina Makarova Tímea Babos Ashleigh Barty Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková Barbora Strýcová Kristina Mladenovic Lucie Šafářová Kateřina Siniaková

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Association of Tennis Professionals: Top ten European male singles tennis players as of 21 May 2018

1. Rafael Nadal (1 1) 2. Roger Federer (2 1) 3. Alexander Zverev (3 ) 4. Marin Čilić (4 1) 5. Grigor Dimitrov (5 1)

6. Dominic Thiem (8 ) 7. David Goffin (9 1) 8. Pablo Carreño Busta (11 ) 9. Roberto Bautista Agut (14 1) 10. Lucas Pouille (16 )

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Association of Tennis Professionals: Top ten Spanish male singles tennis players as of 7 May 2018

1. Rafael Nadal (1 ) 2. Pablo Carreño Busta (11 ) 3. Roberto Bautista Agut (14 ) 4. Feliciano López (30 ) 5. David Ferrer (34 1)

6. Fernando Verdasco (37 ) 7. Albert Ramos Viñolas (42 1) 8. Guillermo García López (69 2) 9. Roberto Carballés Baena (73 4) 10. Adrián Menéndez Maceiras (119 29)

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