I may not like Nadal, but i have to admit that this guy is someone you don't want to go to 5th set. You better finish him in 4 sets if not 3.
His 3 loses came
- in 2005 AO when Hewitt (another dogfighter) edged over him.
- 2005 Miami, when Roger Federer found his best form and blew him away in 5th set.
- 2007 Wimbledon: He missed his chances in 5th set and Federer took them.
In the later years, when his speed and strength will decrease, his record will come down. It will look more like Sampras, Agassi and Hewitt. Those were also fantastic 5 set players.