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Nadal, Rafael

03.06.2020 - 04:36 Uhr

In honour of Rafael Nadal's 34th birthday, the ATP Tour is celebrating by reliving 34 facts, moments or memories that have made his tennis career spectacular thus far.34 - Percentage of return games won for Nadal in his career.33 - Age when the lefty finished 2019 as the oldest year-end World No. 1 in history.32 - Consecutive matches won from 2008 Hamburg until 2008 Cincinnati, Nadal's career-best winning streak.31 - Number of matches Nadal won at Roland Garros before his first loss at the major in 2009.30 - Age when Nadal was Spain's flagbearer for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 29 - Rafa's age when he opened his Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.28th tour-level title came at the 2008 Fever-Tree Championships, setting up Nadal for his unforgettable Wimbledon run in which he defeated Roger Federer for his first trophy at The Championships.27 - Number of Grand Slam finals Nadal has reached (19-8).26 - Victories against Top 10 opponents at Roland Garros.25 - Clay-court ATP Masters 1000 titles.24 - Wins against Roger Federer (24-16)23 - Age when the Spaniard won his 100th Grand Slam match at 2010 Roland Garros against Gianni Mina. He currently holds a 275-39 record at the majors. 100-1722 - Age when Nadal first reached World No. 1 on 18 August 2008.21 - Number of ATP 500 titles Nadal has won.20 - Triumphs against World No. 1s, with his first coming as a 17-year-old at 2004 Miami against Federer.19 - Grand Slam titles.18 - Age when Nadal cracked the Top 10 of the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time on 25 April 2005.17 - 6-0 sets won at Roland Garros, where his record is 93-2.16 - Years since winning his first title at 2004 Sopot.15 - Age when Nadal won his first ATP Tour match at 2002 Mallorca against World No. 81 Ramon Delgado/Number of consecutive year-end Top 10 finishes.14 - Number of year-end finishes inside the Top 5 of the FedEx ATP Rankings.13 - No. of Masters 1000 finals Nadal has played Djokovic in.12 - Roland Garros titles.11 - Most titles in a single season, which came in 2005.10 - Number of wins before Nadal cracks the 1,000-victory mark in his career, joining Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068) as the only players to reach that milestone.9 - Number of seasons Nadal has led the ATP Tour in percentage of return games won.8 - Consecutive titles won at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters from 2005-2012.7 - Clay-court titles in 2005, his most in a single season.6 - Wins against Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros.5 - Finishes atop the year-end FedEx ATP Rankings.4 - Age when he began playing tennis with his uncle, Toni Nadal.3 - Grand Slam titles won without losing a set, all at Roland Garros (2008, 2010, 2017).2 - Losses at Roland Garros compared to 93 wins.1 - Total weeks at World No. 1: 209.

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