Mind-blowing Rafael Nadal's unbeaten streak at Roland Garros against all but Djokovic

Monday, 27 May 2024 at 05:30
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Just hours before his participation in the 2024 French Open, Rafael Nadal maintains an incredible statistic of 80 consecutive victories against players 'not named' Novak Djokovic. Only the Serbian 24-time Grand Slam champion has been able to defeat the King of Clay at Roland Garros over the past 15 years.
Nadal's supremacy in Paris is practically impossible to replicate. With a record of 112-3 (97.4%), the Spaniard has won 14 French Open titles since his debut in 2005. In the last 19 years, he has only suffered defeats against Robin Soderling and Novak Djokovic (twice).
The most recent loss occurred in the semifinals of the 2021 French Open, where Djokovic, the world No. 1 at the time, overcame Nadal in four sets before claiming the title for the second time in his career. Six years earlier, in 2015, 'Nole' secured a victory in the quarterfinals but ended up as runner-up after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the final.
However, in the last 15 years, no one else has managed to defeat Nadal at Roland Garros. The only player to do so, apart from Djokovic, was Soderling during his legendary 2009 campaign. The Swedish 23rd seed shocked the world by defeating the world No. 1 and four-time consecutive champion Rafa Nadal in four sets in the fourth round of the tournament. Soderling went on to reach the final but lost to world No. 2 Roger Federer.
Following Soderling's victory over Nadal, the Spaniard has accumulated 80 wins and only two losses against Djokovic. As Nadal prepares to debut in the 2024 French Open, it is up to the Spaniard to extend this impressive statistic even further, though the challenge will be formidable against the German world No. 4 Alexander Zverev.

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