With Nadal's withdrawal from the U.S. Open, it will probably prevent him from achieving the following: Tying Federer's record for most consective years ranked number 2 at the end of the year. Federer was ranked in the top 2 from 2003-2010. Nadal has been ranked in the top 2 from 2005-2011. For the first time, if you compare Federer and Nadal's career evolution, Federer is ahead of Nadal in Grand Slams won. In the year that Federer turned 26 (2007), Federer had won 12 Grand Slams. In the year that Nadal turned 26 (2012), Nadal had won 11 Grand Slams.