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Rafael Nadal and his 22 grand slam titles

RAFAEL NADAL’S 22 GRAND SLAM TRIUMPHS

2005 – French Open, beat Mariano Puerta 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 6-1 7-5

The new king of clay announced himself by winning his first slam title on his Roland Garros debut days after his 19th birthday.

2006 – French Open, beat Roger Federer 1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6 (7-4)

Nadal prevented Federer winning all four slam titles in a row by quelling a flying start from the Swiss.

2007 – French Open, beat Roger Federer 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4

Federer’s next bid to hold all the slam titles fell at the final hurdle, with Nadal winning a third-successive Roland Garros title.

2008 – French Open, beat Roger Federer 6-1 6-3 6-0

Nadal’s fourth Parisian crown came after his most brutal performance, handing Federer the worst slam loss of his career.

2008 – Wimbledon, beat Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (8-10) 9-7

Nadal beat Federer at Wimbledon a month later in arguably the greatest match of all-time.

2009 – Australian Open, beat Roger Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-2

Nadal won his first slam title on hard courts in another compelling encounter, leaving the Swiss in tears.

2010 – French Open, beat Robin Soderling 6-4 6-2 6-4

Nadal, a first-round loser in 2009, reclaimed the title with a convincing win over the man who had toppled him.

2010 – Wimbledon, beat Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-5 6-4

With his biggest rivals taken out, Nadal got the better of Czech Berdych in straightforward fashion to claim his second Wimbledon title.

2010 – US Open, beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2

Nadal completed his set of slam titles in a high-quality final against Djokovic, who’d battled past Federer in the semi-finals.

2011 – French Open, beat Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1

Nadal’s fourth French Open final victory over Federer saw him equal Bjorn Borg’s tally of six Roland Garros titles.

2012 – French Open, beat Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5

A two-day, rain-interrupted affair, with Djokovic fighting back before play was halted for the night only for Nadal to seize back control on the resumption.

2013 – French Open, beat David Ferrer 6-3 6-2 6-3

A procession was interrupted by a flare-wielding demonstrator as Nadal marked a brilliant comeback from knee problems.

2013 – US Open, beat Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1

Nadal capped a brilliant season by winning his first title outside of Paris for three years, overpowering Djokovic once again.

2014 – French Open, beat Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4

Djokovic’s search for a first Roland Garros title again ended with defeat by Nadal, who equalled Pete Sampras on 14 slam titles.

2017 – French Open, beat Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1

After more injury problems, Nadal proved he was back to his best by demolishing Wawrinka for French title No.10.

2017 – US Open, beat Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4

Nadal eased to victory over first-time slam finalist Anderson for his third US Open title.

2018 – French Open, beat Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2

A bout of cramp in his hand could not stop Nadal putting young pretender Thiem in his place.

2019 – French Open, beat Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1

Thiem won a set this time, but was brutally crushed thereafter.

2019 – US Open, beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4

Nadal had his hands full against first-time finalist Medvedev, who fought back superbly.

2020 – French Open, beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5

Nadal equalled Federer’s record of 20 slam titles with a stunning destruction of Djokovic.

2022 – Australian Open, beat Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5

The most unexpected of all Nadal’s successes, having not won in Melbourne since 2009 and fearing a foot injury would force him into retirement, he fought back from two sets down.

2022 – French Open, beat Casper Ruud 6-3 6-3 6-0

Nadal’s chronic foot problem resurfaced in Rome to spark fears he would not be fit for Roland Garros, but he again proved masterful throughout.

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