So Rafa needs to win 4 Clay titles to break the record this year ? He's playing MC, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid and FO........so, it's doable.Moderator Diredesire did that already. Thanks to him!
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ATP article : APRIL PREVIEW: NADAL'S MOST PROLIFIC MONTH
What? So only Nadal fanatics are allowed here? That's a bad attitude. You will only cause division and hatred even more that way.Awesome . Let us all fans just talk about rafa news and rafa . Don't encourage posts by haters and even passive posts by not replying. And report all haters on this thread. If we all report, it will make a difference
Should we report you for being the biggest Federer hater around?Awesome . Let us all fans just talk about rafa news and rafa . Don't encourage posts by haters and even passive posts by not replying. And report all haters on this thread. If we all report, it will make a difference
My favourite are 2 and 3 - really stand out for me.http://www.sportskeeda.com/slideshow/tennis-10-records-rafael-nadal-never-broken/
10 records held by Rafael Nadal that will likely never be broken
#10 Most singles titles won in a single season as a teenager
Aged 19, Rafael Nadal won a staggering 11 titles in 2005, including his first Grand Slam at the French Open. In doing so, Nadal became the teenager with most titles in a single season, beating Mats Wilander's previous record of 9 titles. Considering the fact that teen phenoms have almost become a thing of the past now with the added premium on physicality in recent years, this record seems safe for the foreseeable future.
#9 Best career match winning percentage
In what is a testament to Nadal's capabilities on all surfaces, he holds the record for the highest career match winning percentage. Nadal has an overall win-loss record of 679-132 which brings his win percentage to an impressive 83.72.
#8 Best winning percentage on clay in the Open Era
Nadal, considered the greatest clay courter of all time, has an astounding 298-21 win-loss record on the clay courts. That is a winning percentage of 93.42 on the surface. The man who can better this record has not been born yet, and probably will never be born.
#7 Highest winning percentage at the French Open
For a man who will, in all probability, be entering his 10th French Open this year, having a 59-1 win-loss record at the tournament is just pretty unbelievable. A win percentage of 98.33 at a Slam is pretty sure to stand the test of time (assuming, of course, he maintains this percentage for the rest of his career).
#6 Most number of ATP Masters titles
Despite being laid low by injuries multiple times in his career, Nadal has managed to win at least one ATP Masters 1000 title for nine years in a row now, for a staggering total of 26. It goes without saying that this is an all-time record; the next highest is Roger Federer with 21, and the Swiss is five years older than Nadal! Considering the stiff competition in Masters events, it is hard to see anyone reaching 26 (and counting) any time soon.
#5 Longest single-surface winning streak in the Open Era
Nadal won a mind-boggling 81 consecutive matches on clay between April 2005 and May 2007. That's unreal!
#4 Most number of titles at one Grand Slam
Nadal has won the French Open eight times, which is a record for most number of titles won at a single Grand Slam. Its hard to see how that record is going to get broken considering Nadal will probably have a shot at a couple of French Open titles in the future and considering that all-time greats like Roger Federer and Pete Sampras have not managed to win a single Slam more than seven times.
#3 Youngest to complete a career Grand Slam
By beating Novak Djokovic at the US Open in 2010, Nadal became only the fourth man in the Open Era to have completed a career Grand Slam. At age 24, Nadal also became the youngest to do so in the Open Era. And considering the 'aging' of the tour in recent years and the longer time taken for the development of players these days, this record looks incredibly hard to beat.
#2 Least number of Majors taken to complete career Grand Slam
Among players who have played their entire careers in the Open Era, Rafael Nadal has taken by far the least time to complete a career Grand Slam. Nadal completed his career Slam after 26 Slam appearances while Andre Agassi and Roger Federer did it in 41 and 46 Slam appearances respectively. Can't see this record being bettered any time soon at all.
#1 Most number of consecutive years winning at least 1 Major title
After bursting on to the ATP tour in 2004 and subsequently winning his first Major in 2005, Nadal has managed to win at least one Grand Slam title every year for nine years running. Naturally, this is an Open Era record, beating the previous record of eight consecutive years held by Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg. But what makes it scarier is that Nadal is still very much in his prime, which makes it likely that he will add at least a couple more years to the record. Now THAT would take some beating!
Rafa's records are truly varied and remarkable. All of Federer's 32 listed records on Wiki have to do with his slam titles. Every single one of them.
And there are a lot of other records on Rafa's french wiki (use Google Translate)10 records held by Rafael Nadal that will likely never be broken
But slams are the most prestige and important to player's legacy. Records set at the slams are valued the most, just like Graf and Martina's records at the slams are the reason why they are #1 and #2 goat.
Well slams is what pro tennis is about. If you buy into the idea of capitalism, it is pretty obvious because slam winners get the most prize money and publicly which translates into more endorsement money.
¤¤ Big hearted Rafael Nadal makes little girl’s dream come true
Rafael Nadal and his uncles Toni and Miguel made a little girl’s dream come true today in Manacor. They met Cristina Pericás Almendro, who suffers from a syndrome known as brain tissue encephalopathy of Creutzfeldt-Jacob, sporadic form subtype VV1. The disease is progressive and renders a person unable to perform essential functions. Christina’s family and supporters were very happy for her and greatful to meet Rafa.¤¤
APR 9, 2014
Seriously? You are giving that fan-made/non-existent "goat" award to Federer? The man has a 10-23 h2h vs Nadal, and 2-9 slam h2h vs Nadal. When Nadal and Federer meet its like man vs mouse.Well slams is what pro tennis is about. If you buy into the idea of capitalism, it is pretty obvious because slam winners get the most prize money and publicly which translates into more endorsement money.
I think Rafa's most impressive record is the longest streak of winning a slam in a year. Another one they is not a real record but still very impressive is he was the only one who prevented the goat from getting 4 career slams and 2 CYGS. No I don't believe Rod Laver's 2 CYGS are same as 2 CYGS today, or even 1.
I agreeSeriously? You are giving that fan-made/non-existent "goat" award to Federer? The man has a 10-23 h2h vs Nadal, and 2-9 slam h2h vs Nadal. When Nadal and Federer meet its like man vs mouse.
As Sampras said, "Federer has to beat Nadal(if he wants) to be considered the greatest ever, certainly in my book."
So I don't think Nadal preventing Federer from winning CYGS is an "achievement", given how routine it is for Nadal to beat Federer at Roland Garros each year.
The greatest calendar-year achievement of all is Nadal being the only man ever to win slams on clay, grass and hardcourt in a calendar-year. Nobody did it before Nadal, and nobody may do it after Nadal for a long, long time. And for longevity, Nadal's 9 straight years of winning slams may become forever untouchable if he extends it to 11 or 12 years.
I agree, but I'd much rather Nadal have predominantly clay records than the part-time surface of grass or the artificial surface of hardcourt (a surface without a slam event when Laver was making his legend).But most of Nadal's records are related to the clay surface.
Here's why Nadal would prefer more claycourts (if he does): Nadal is usually injured at the Australian Open.And that is why he wants more clay courts and less hard courts.
Via @el_rageFriday, Rafa will face Vanessa Selbst, the best female Poker player in the world, in Monte-Carlo :
Yes. To date, it's the least number of games ever dropped in a Masters 1000. He dropped on average less than 3 games per match :shock:Monte-Carlo 2010 was particularly historic because Nadal dropped just 14 games en route to winning the title, if I remember correctly.
Or maybe Michael realises that not everything is black and white. You should take note.If you are a Rafa fan, you should tolerate Rafa fans' efforts to protect him against his enemies.
Completely agree.Both fanbases suffer from a very vocal minority of idiots. There is no enemy .