Rafael Nadal at his career low
Rafael Nadal at his career low: Rafael Nadal, Spanish professional tennis player crashed out of Wimbledon with his career low. The champion of 2008 and 2010 defeat against world number 102. It was his first ever defeat to a qualifier at a Grand Slam. He also losses his French Open crown where he won title nine times. Nadal is always an inspiration to a new tennis player. He is currently not at his best, but he has many records on his name. Here are few mentioned records:
- He was the ninth player to win his first ATP match before age of 16. He defeats Ramón Delgado in April 2002, when he was just 15 years and 10 months old.
- Time, when he defeat Ramón Delgado in April 2002 his rank, was 762. At the end of following year, he won two Challenger titles and finished in top 50.
- In 2003 during, he debuts to Wimbledon and became the youngest man to reach the third round since Boris Becker in 1984 who currently coaching Novak Djokovic.
- He reached to the third round of the 2004 Australian Open. He lost to Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt in that round.
- In 2004 at Miami Masters he played his first match against Roger Federer and won in straight sets, and became the sixth player who defeated Federer that year.
- In 2004 By beating world No. 2 Andy Roddick in Davis Cup and became the youngest player ever who won single at an age of 18 years and 6 months.
- In 2005 he reached to final of Miami Masters where he lost to World No. 1 Roger Federer.
- Nadal won Barcelona open, Monte Carlo Masters and Rome Masters in 2005. He became world number 5 after these victories. He also won 24 consecutive singles match and broke the record of Andre Agassi of consecutive wins of his age.
- He defeats Roger Federer again in 2005 French Open in the semi-final. He won 2005 French Open after defeat Mariano Puerta in the final, he becoming the second male player to win the French Open on his first attempt after Mats Wilander.
- After winning 2005 French open he became fist teenager to win Grand slam at age 19. He became World No. 3 after that win.
- He became world number 2 on 25 July 2005. He was seeded second in 2005 US Open but lost to World number 49 in third rounds.
- He won China Open, Madrid Open (tennis) in 2005. In 2005 both Nadal and Federer won 11 titles in singles and 4 ATP Masters Series.
- Nadal won Golden Bagel Award for 2005. He also won ATP Most Improved Player of the Year award in 2005.
- He won Dubai Duty-Free Men’s Open in 2006 after defeating Rafael Nadal in final. He won Masters Series Monte Carlo in 2006. He also won Barcelona Open (tennis) and Italian Open (tennis) in the following year.
- Nadal broke records of most consecutive wins clay-court by Argentinian Guillermo Vilas’s of 53 consecutive victories after winning his first-round match at the French Open. He won the tournament too. He defeats Roger Federer in final of the French Open and became the first player to defeat Federer in a Grand Slam tournament final.
- Nadal reaches to Wimbledon 2006 final, first time in his. He was first Spanish man since Manuel Santana in 1966, to reach the Wimbledon final. He lost to Roger Federer in final.
- At the end of the year, he remains world number 2 and became first play after Andre Agassi to do so.
- In 2007 Rafael won Pacific Life Open, Monte-Carlo Masters, Italian Open (tennis) before losing to Roger Federer in German Open Tennis Championships with ends his 81 consecutive wins on clay which is a record. He won Stuttgart Open in 2007.
- In 2008 he won Masters Series Monte-Carlo, Open Sabadell Atlántico Barcelona, Masters Series Hamburg, and French Open. He won 2008 Wimbledon Championships after defeating Roger Federer by 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–7(8), 9–7. The match has been considered as the greatest match in tennis history. He became the third man after Rod Laver and Borg to won both French Open and Wimbledon Championships in the same year.
- After Wimbledon, he won Rogers Cup and became world number 1 on 18 August. He won gold in 2008 Beijing Olympics and became first male player ranked in the top five to win the gold medal.
- Nadal was awarded the ATP World Tour Champion trophy in 2008. He won 2009 Australian open and became first male tennis player to win three Grand Slam singles titles on three different surfaces at the same time.
- He won BNP Paribas Open, Italian Open and Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in 2009
- He lost 2009 French Open to Roger Federer and drop down again to number 2 at the end of the year.
- In 2010 is started with winning title Capitala World Tennis Championship.
- He won 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open and this was his 18th Master’s title, where he broke the all-time record became the first player to win all there clay court masters titles in a single year and the first player to win three consecutive Masters events.
- Nadal won 2010 Wimbledon Championships. In 2010 US Open, Nadal was the top seed for the second time in three years; he won the title of US Open 2010. With this won, he completed his Career Golden Slam
- He won Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2010. At the end of the session, he again gained World Number 1.
- He won 2011 Mubadala World Tennis Championship; he awarded Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year 2011 for tennis. After winning 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, he became the first man in the open era to have won two tournaments at least six times each. By the end of the session, Nadal lost his crown of World No. 1. He came back to World Number 2.
- He reached the final of Australian Open but lost to Novak Djokovic. By doing so, he has reached the finals of all four major titles. The match ends up in 5 hours and 53 minutes which break the previous record of a longest major single of 4 hours and 54 minutes set by Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl in US Open 1988.
- By defeat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in 2012 French Open final he became most successful tennis player in French Open history.
- Due to his knee injury, Nadal withdrew his name from the 2012 Olympics.
- By the end of year, Nadal fell to a world No. 4 rank.
- In 2013 Nadal won Abierto Mexicano Telcel, BNP Paribas Open, Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, Mutua Madrid Open, Internazionali BNL d’Italia, French Open.
- He lost in first round of 2013 Wimbledon Championships to world number 135. This was his first ever loss in the first round of a Grand Slam.
- He won Rogers Cup title 2013, 2013 US Open. By November he gains world number one title again.
- In 2015 Nadal won Rio Open, Mutua Madrid Open, and French Open. After winning French Open Nadal equaled the record of Pete Sampras 14 Grand Slam wins, the second highest single Grand Slam titles winner after Roger Federer.
Nadal won 9 French Open titles, 7 Rome Masters, 8 Barcelona Open, 8 Monte Carlo Masters, 1 time Australian Open, 2 times Wimbledon and 2 US Open. He remains World No. 1 for 125 weeks, World No. 2 for 248 weeks and World No. 3 for 33 weeks. Yes, he has been at his career low but tennis lover wants him to come back with a bang, in his own style.
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