RECORD BROKEN! Rafael Nadal now holds the record for giving most bagels in a single tournament

After bageling Diego Schwartzman in the final set of the quarterfinal match at French Open 2021, Rafael Nadal now holds the record for most bagels served in a single tournament.

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Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is one of the legends of the game and there is absolutely no doubt about that. The Spanish bull has dominated the tennis court since 2005 and when it comes to Clay- particularly Roland Garros, he’s unbeatable. Since making his first appearance in 2005, Nadal has lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires 13 times and is just 2 matches away from lifting it for the 14 time.

In doing so, he has won 105 matches on the Parisian Clay and has lost just 2, a 98% win record. And now, after his quarterfinal victory over Diego Schwartzman at the 2021 French Open, Nadal has added another feather to his hat. He now holds the record for giving most bagels in a single tournament, 23 at the French Open. Nadal bageled Schwartzman in the last set to register his 105th victory at Roland Garros.

The record was previously held by American legend, Jimmy Connors. He bageled his opponents out 22 times at the US Open. Other legends like Bjorn Borg, Guillermo Villas, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic also feature in the elite list.

PLAYERTOURNAMENTBAGELS SERVED
Rafael NadalFrench Open23
Jimmy ConnorsUS Open22
Bjorn BorgFrench Open20
Guillermo VilasFrench Open 20
Ivan LendlUS Open 20
Roger FedererAustralian Open17
Andre AgassiAustralian Open16
Andre AgassiUS Open15
Novak DjokovicAustralian Open15
Ivan LendlFrench Open14
Ilie NastaseFrench Open13
Jan KodesFrench Open13
Novak DjokovicUS Open13
Manuel OrantesBarcelona WCT12
Yannick NoahFrench Open12
Jimmy ConnorsWimbledon 12
Roger FedererUS Open12

Rafael Nadal beat Diego Schwartzman to reach his 14th Roland Garros semifinal

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Third seed at the tournament, Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to reach his record 14th semifinal at Roland Garros. The 13-time champion defeated 10th seed Diego Schwartzman in four sets 6-3,4-6,6-4,6-0. This was Nadal’s 105th victory at Roland Garros but he failed to equal his record for most consecutive sets won at the French Open.

Nadal previously held the record for 38 consecutive sets won but this time he was stopped at 36 by the Argentine. Nadal will face either Matteo Berrettini or arch nemesis Novak Djokovic in the semifinal on Friday. If Nadal manages to go all the way this time in Paris, he will surpass Roger Federer and will hold the record for most grand slams won-21.

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