Would 13 French Opens be the most impressive Tennis record?

Standaa

G.O.A.T.
Berrettini Open + Djokovic Open double would be the most impressive record

Nadal can complete it on Sunday
 

NuBas

Legend
The number is impressive, but was each win a hard fought deserving victory or did he have some easy route and was in more favorable situations than other players?
 

Fedinkum

Legend
How do you break that record? And should that happens, whoever that is he has to be a total freak of nature.
 
I have a hard time thinking of a more impressive record in any sport. What athlete or team has been more dominant at a single event / venue than Rafa at Roland Garros? It is simply amazing and whether he wins Sunday or not, his record will never even be approached.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Surely #13 french opens would be the most impressive tennis record? It would require 14 to surpass it. Not to mention 8 months later he can defend it for a 5 peat.
A second 5 peat, which is ridiculous. And if he does win Sunday it'll be his THIRD time going for 5 straight at RG :eek:
 

aorgwimbus

New User
It would be a lot more impressive if he had a tough draw once in a while and his opponent didn’t come to the final exhausted.
 

itrium84

Professional
12 already is most impressive record, 13 would be too.
Grand Slam (calendar, non-calendar, career) is the greatest achievement, but Rafa's 12+ is most impressive.
 

bro

New User
Being stuck on 12 somehow sounds better than being stuck on 13. But reaching 100th win in a final and staying unbeaten in so many finals is really something special. Rafa will have his chances to win 14+, so he should not be superstitious. And #20 of course. Chance for #21 on the next RG that is coming soon.

But beating Rafa in the RG final and getting DCGS is also not bad at all. Would be no shame in loosing to Novak.
 

Service Ace

Hall of Fame
Nope, Fed’s 10 consecutive grand slam finals is still the greatest record in tennis history. Shows at his best he burned the brightest.
 

BorgTheGOAT

Hall of Fame
It would be a lot more impressive if he had a tough draw once in a while and his opponent didn’t come to the final exhausted.
Beating Djokovic and Federer 6 times each qualifies for very tough draws. This being exhausted Blabla is also blown way out of proportion. The match yesterday lasted barely 4 hours and Djokovic has a full rest day. He will be fine tomorrow. If it happens that Nadal beats him then it has nothing to do with his semifinal.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
Laver's double Grand Slam remains the pinnacle, but Nadal's 12 Roland-Garros titles are without doubt up there and indisputably the greatest achievement of the Open Era.
 

daddy

Legend
Laver's double Grand Slam remains the pinnacle, but Nadal's 12 Roland-Garros titles are without doubt up there and indisputably the greatest achievement of the Open Era.
I can see a grand slam or two in the future but I can't see 13 RG's or for that matter I can't see 13 titles at any one tournament. That's so impressive and means that you're bringing your top game for 13 seasons at least ( if you win 13 / 13 ) which is unheard of.
 

aorgwimbus

New User
Beating Djokovic and Federer 6 times each qualifies for very tough draws. This being exhausted Blabla is also blown way out of proportion. The match yesterday lasted barely 4 hours and Djokovic has a full rest day. He will be fine tomorrow. If it happens that Nadal beats him then it has nothing to do with his semifinal.
The guy didn't face a top 70 player until semifinals, that is a tough draw for you just because he is playing Djokovic in the final ?

It is clear that Djokovic has the tougher route to finals, he could win or lose but these things matter, have always mattered. Same thing last year, Djokovic and Thiem had a grueling match in 2 days due to terrible weather, the winner of the match had no chance in the final. Imagine if Thiem were in the other half of the draw last year, denying that would have had zero effect on the outcome of the tournament is delusional. Nadal has always been way more lucky compared to Djokovic and Federer whether it is the draw/scheduling/weather etc, that is why both his RG and overall slam count is very inflated.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
I can see a grand slam or two in the future but I can't see 13 RG's or for that matter I can't see 13 titles at any one tournament. That's so impressive and means that you're bringing your top game for 13 seasons at least ( if you win 13 / 13 ) which is unheard of.
There has only been one double Grand Slam in the history of tennis, and none of the Big 3 have managed to do it even once, so I don't see it happening any time soon.
 

victorcruz

Hall of Fame
The guy didn't face a top 70 player until semifinals, that is a tough draw for you just because he is playing Djokovic in the final ?

It is clear that Djokovic has the tougher route to finals, he could win or lose but these things matter, have always mattered. Same thing last year, Djokovic and Thiem had a grueling match in 2 days due to terrible weather, the winner of the match had no chance in the final. Imagine if Thiem were in the other half of the draw last year, denying that would have had zero effect on the outcome of the tournament is delusional. Nadal has always been way more lucky compared to Djokovic and Federer whether it is the draw/scheduling/weather etc, that is why both his RG and overall slam count is very inflated.
You sound like a miserable basement dweller crying about luck and draws. You know they put 3 of the last 4 guys that have beat him on clay in his half? Shwartzy, Thiem, Fogs. The only one i can remember that wasn't was Tsitsi. So best believe it, they have tried to stop him at the French all the time.
 

daddy

Legend
There has only been one double Grand Slam in the history of tennis, and none of the Big 3 have managed to do it even once, so I don't see it happening any time soon.
Exactly. The big three prevented each other ( especially Rafa > Fed @ RG )
 

Winner

Semi-Pro
The guy didn't face a top 70 player until semifinals, that is a tough draw for you just because he is playing Djokovic in the final ?
To be fair, some players outside the top 70 he faced in the earlier rounds won more games against Nadal than the world No. 1 today.

If he is whooping the World No.1's ass with bakery in the final to the loss of 7 games, you think it would make a difference if he played Khachanov in R4 instead of Korda?
 

swizzy

Hall of Fame
some records can't be touched.. this one was unreachable a few wins ago. 13 is nutty.. hopefully he gets a few more
 

BorgTheGOAT

Hall of Fame
I have a hard time thinking of a more impressive record in any sport. What athlete or team has been more dominant at a single event / venue than Rafa at Roland Garros? It is simply amazing and whether he wins Sunday or not, his record will never even be approached.
Alexandr Karelin amassed a life time record of 887-2 in Greco Roman Wrestling, was 13 years undefeated and went 6 years without even giving up a single point. Even his two losses one of them was when he was barely 20 and the other was a controversial decision in his very last match way past his prime. This dwarfs even Nadals 100-2 at the French.
 

KG1965

Legend
13 French Opens is the most impressive Tennis record
Then at a great distance there are the others: GS 69 Laver, 210 Laver titles ecc., 8 Wimbly ...
 

Antonio Puente

Hall of Fame
Next spring, Nadal will catch Sampras.

Updated tier 1 rankings:

Nadal - 20
Fed - 20
Djoker - 17
Pete - 14
RG Rafa - 13
Borg - 11
 
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