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Old 10-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #1026
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Easily Nadal.

I've made this point a few times already and I'll say it again: Since 2005, Nadal has captured 7 of 8 French Open titles, all 8 Monte Carlo Masters titles and 6 of 8 Rome Masters titles. Those are what I believe to be the 3 most prestigious clay court events of the season. That's some serious domination right there. That's a total of 3 losses in 24 events, or 21 titles out of 24 events. Crazy.

His three losses:

Lost to Ferrero in the 2nd round of the 2008 Rome Masters

Lost to Soderling in the round of 16 at the 2009 French Open

Lost to Djokovic in the final of the 2011 Rome Masters

He's also won 7 of 8 Barcelona titles in that time. The one year he didn't win, in 2010, he withdrew due to fatigue.
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