Photo Gallery: Rafael Nadal, King of Clay’s dominance at the French Open over the years

Rafael Nadal is without a doubt one of the best clay courts of all time. The Spaniard has won the French Open title 13 times and is simply invincible on the clay courts in Paris.

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Rafael Nadal has won 12 French Open titles

Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay is arguably one of the best clay court players of all time. The Spaniard has won the French Open an astonishing 13 times and defeated Novak Djokovic in the finals of the French Open 2020 to claim his 13th French Open title. Nadal has just lost twice at the Roland Garros in 15 years and his won-loss record stands in Paris stands at 100-2. He has won the French Open in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

Below is the journey of Rafael Nadal’s 12 French Open titles in pictures.

2005- Rafael Nadal defeated Martino Puerta in the final to claim his maiden French Open title
2006- Rafael Nadal defetaed Roger Federer in the final
2007-Rafael Nadal defetaed Roger Federer in the final
2008- Rafael Nadal defetaed Roger Federer in the final for the third year in a row
2010- Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Soderling in the final
2011- Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in the final
2012- Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the final
2013- Rafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer in the final
2014- Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the final
2017- Rafael Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka in the final to win his 10th French Open title
2018- Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in the final
2019- Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in the final
2020: Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the final

List of French Open titles won by Rafael Nadal and opponents beaten in the final, year-wise:

  • 2005- Defeated Mariano Puerta in 4 sets
  • 2006- Defeated Roger Federer in 4 sets
  • 2007- Defeated Roger Federer in 4 sets
  • 2008- Defeated Roger Federer in straight sets
  • 2010- Defeated Robin Soderling in straight sets
  • 2011- Defeated Roger Federer in 4 sets
  • 2012- Defeated Novak Djokovic in 4 sets
  • 2013- Defeated David Ferrer in straight sets
  • 2014- Defeated Novak Djokovic in 5 sets
  • 2017- Defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets
  • 2018- Defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets
  • 2019- Defeated Dominic Thiem in 4 sets
  • 2020- Defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Also Read: Can Novak Djokovic stop Rafael Nadal to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 grand slams?

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