The only loss came against Djokovic on that 5 set Australian Open Final.
Defeated (4) Federer : 3-6 6-3 7-5 / Indian Wells Final
Defeated (3) Federer : 7-5 7-5 / World Tour Finals RR
Defeated (2) Djokovic : 6-7 6-3 7-6 / World Tour Finals RR
Defeated (1) Nadal : 7-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 /...
So i've seen countless amount of post here saying how Rafa Slam resume is somehow "worse" than Roger's and Novak because he has won so much on Clay.
It should in fact be the opposite when you look at the numbers..
Tennis players with more Slams than Rafael Nadal off-clay in Open Era history ...
Since Goran Ivanisevic won his first and only Grand Slam title back in Wimbledon 2001 only two more left-handed players have reached a Grand Slam Final
Australian Open : Djokovic (x8), Federer (x7), Murray (x5), Safin (x3), Johansson, Schüttler, Agassi, Hewitt, Baghdatis...
I must add there must be a minimum of 2 matches to disregard any flukes.
Nominate and discuss what in your opinion is the most surprising slam H2H at a single event in history, some examples below :
Adriano Panatta 2-1 vs Bjorn Borg at Roland Garros (One time Champion vs Six-time Champion)...
Isn't it incredible ?
93 - Roland Garros (12 Titles) in 15 Editions.
71 - Monte Carlo (11 Titles) in 16 Editions.
65 - Australian Open (1 Title) in 15 Editions
64 - US Open (4 Titles) in 15 Editions.
61 - Barcelona (11 Titles) in 15 Editions.
61 - Rome (11 Titles) in 15 Editions.
54 - Indian...
Something many people don't know about it is that Roger made the second week of Paris twice (2000,2001) before making it for the first time at Australia, Wimbledon or New York.
He went from losing to a Clay Court master like Corretja twice (2000,2001) on R4-QF's to losing to Arazi and Luis...
If you take Rafa out of the picture Dominic would already be seen as an all time great in Paris, his incredible record there speaks for himself :
Against the Field : 24-2 (92%)
Against Nadal : 0-4 (0%)
For how long can Rafa keep blocking Thiem path to greatness ? When will the Dominator...