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.
Racket/String: Head Youtek IG Speed 18x20 / full bed Luxilon ALU Power 16L @ 52lbs
(Soon to switch to the Six.One 95 18x20 w/ gut/Alu Power hybrid!)