Random Stat of the Day - Nadal is the only man in the open era to win 3 Grand Slam finals where he lost 2 Consecutive Sets in the Final

Federer by contrast has never done this, but he rarely needed five sets in the finals he won. He does have four five-set wins in slam finals (WI 07, WI 09, AO 17, AO 18) but two of those were in his three-slam late stretch.
Weird thing about Nadal is that those three wins are three of his only four five-set wins in slam finals. His only other one is AO 2009. Of course that's mostly because he has never needed five sets in a Roland Garros final. Elsewhere, four of his eight slam final wins went the distance.

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