RECORD ALERT! Rafael Nadal surpasses Roger Federer’s record of most wins at a single Grand Slam

The 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal has added another feather to his hat. He overtakes Roger Federer and now has the most wins at a single Grand Slam.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Spanish legend Rafael Nadal registered a comfortable straight sets victory over Briton Cameron Norrie in the Third Round of the 2021 French Open and in doing so, he has smashed one of Friend and Foe, Roger Federer‘s elite record.

Nadal got the better of Norrie in straight sets 6-3,6-3,6-3 and notched up his 33rd consecutive victory on the Parisian Clay. With this victory, he has 103 victories at Roland Garros and now holds the record for most match wins at a single grand slam.

The record was previously held by Federer, with 102 wins at the Australian Open and 101 wins at Wimbledon. Nadal has an astonishing 98% win record at Roland Garros, winning 103 times and losing just twice. He is also chasing a 14th Roland Garros title and record-setting 21st Grand Slam.

Only Martina Navratilova, who has won 120 matches at Wimbledon for the all-time record, and Serena Williams (106 at US Open) are ahead of Rafael Nadal. Chris Evert with 101 wins at US Open is the other centurion.

PlayerWinsGrand Slam
Rafael Nadal103French Open
Roger Federer 102Australian Open
Roger Federer 101Wimbledon
Jimmy Connors98US Open
Roger Federer 89US Open

Where does Nadal stand in the other Grand Slam records?

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has been the most dominant force at the French Open. He has won lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires 13 times and is the favorite to lift it this year too. He is currently tied with Roger Federer at 20 Grand Slams and if he manages to win the French Open this time, he will surpass him and take the all-time lead.

PlayerMajors Win/Loss
Rafael Nadal20286-40
Roger Federer20363-59
Novak Djokovic18303-45
Pete Sampras14203-38
Bjorn Borg11141-17

Nadal beat Norrie on Saturday to reach make into the Round of 16 for the 16th time in Paris. This will also be his 50th Fourth Round appearance.

Player Fourth Round Appearances at Majors
Roger Federer 68
Novak Djokovic 54
Rafael Nadal 50

Nadal will be up against Italian teen sensation Jannik Sinner in the Fourth Round on Sunday. The Spaniard holds an unbeaten 2-0 H2H against Sinner, both on Clay.

Also read: French Open 2021: ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal on the verge of breaking Jimmy Connors’ all-time Grand Slam record