Amazing 5-set record on clay

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  1. matchmaker

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    I read in a newspaper that Nadal's win over Berdych was his fiftieth 5-setter on clay, of which he has won a total of forty nine.

    Quite an amazing performance!
     
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    Yay Soderling :)
     
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  3. stapler

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    Hes just really lucky he didn't meet Soderling in all of those. Otherwise he would be 0/50
     
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    Soderling beat him in 4 sets, not 5.

    So who beat him in that 1/50 5-setters?
     
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  5. Moose Malloy

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    OP wasn't clear. Nadal has won 49 of the 50 Best of 5 set matches he's played on clay.

    If anyone in the history of tennis played 50 five set matches on clay, they'd probably be in a wheelchair.

    Nadal's only played 2 five setters on clay I think.
     
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    Er, he beat Soderling in Rome last year on clay IIRC 6-1, 6-0.

    The defeat at the FO seems rather an accident de parcours to me. He could have taken the fourth and won in five.

    Soderling is a guy that hits brilliant high risk shots or clumsily misses. Difficult to implement a strategy against him as Davydenko said last weak when asked whom he would prefer to meet in the WTF final.

    Thanks for the specification. I was indeed not clear in the OP.
     
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  7. kishnabe

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    It means the best of five sets. Soderling is the guy who beat his record. Nadal won 49 matches with either 3,4,5 sets.
     
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    Correct. Those were his victories in the 2005 and 2006 Rome Masters finals, over Coria and Federer respectively.
     
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  9. Knightmace

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    He's never lost a 5 set match and only lost one best out of 5 set match.

    What a beast
     
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  10. TheNatural

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    Amazing, and his only loss was due to injury!
     
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  11. LiveForever

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    Amazing achievement either way but I iniatially taught that nadal has grinded out 49 wins in actual 5 set matches :shock:. I was about to declare Nadal the new GOAT!
     
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