Nadal French Open recordJune 10, 2018
Rafael Nadal’s French Open record
After winning his 11th title at the 2018 French Open, Rafael Nadal’s French Open overall win loss record stands at 86 wins and just 2 losses. Rafa won his first French Open title as a 19 year old back in 2005. He has since racked up a further 10 French Open titles, including the 2018 championship.
Nadal’s French Open Win Loss record
- Rafael Nadal: 86 wins, 2 losses
List of Rafael Nadal's French Open titles
|Year||Champion||Runner up||Match score|
|2005||Rafael Nadal||Mariano Puerta||6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5|
|2006||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
|2007||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|2008||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||6–1, 6–3, 6–0|
|2010||Rafael Nadal||Robin Soderling||6–4, 6–2, 6–4|
|2011||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||7–5, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–1|
|2012||Rafael Nadal||Novak Djokovic||6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5|
|2013||Rafael Nadal||David Ferrer||6–3, 6–2, 6–3|
|2014||Rafael Nadal||Novak Djokovic||3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4|
|2017||Rafael Nadal||Stan Wawrinka||6–2, 6–3, 6–1|
|2018||Rafael Nadal||Dominic Thiem||6–4, 6–3, 6–2|
Players to beat Nadal at the French Open
- Robin Soderling – 4th Round 2009
- Novak Djokovic – Quarter finals 2015
The two players to defeat Nadal at the French Open are Swede Robin Soderling in the 4th Round of the 2009 Open and Novak Djokovic in 2015 Quarter finals. Nadal withdrew from the 2016 championship with a wrist injury before his 3rd round match against fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers.
For the record, Soderling took all before him at the 2009 French Open, only succumbing to all-time great Federer in the final. When he defeated Nadal in the 4th round, it was Nadal’s first loss at Roland Garros after 31 consecutive victories. Indeed, it was his first loss on clay in best of 5 set tennis. It has been speculated that Nadal was affected by injury during the 2009 campaign.
Serbian Novak Djokovic is the only the second player to defeat Nadal at the French Open. The result was far less of a surprise than it was when Soderling beat Nadal, Djokovic even entering the match as favourite. Nadal had been struggling in his return to competitive tennis after several injuries. Djokovic went on to win the 2015 title, completing a career grand slam.
2018 French Open
It comes as no surprise that Australian betting sites have listed a fit Nadal as the raging $1.40 favourite for the 2018 French Open. It would be an upset of some proportions to deny the Clay Court King. If there is to be an upset, it may well just come from Djokovic again. The Serb has shown glimpses of his best in recent times.
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