Records broken by Rafa after his latest French Open win
Rafael Nadal has just won his 11th French Open title after defeating Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 in the final. This win brings his total Grand Slam victories to 17, putting him 3 ahead of 3rd placed Pete Sampras and 3 behind 1st placed Roger Federer.
As is often the case when Nadal wins a major, new records are set. Following this most recent win he has mostly extended his previous records.
Most titles won at a single Grand Slam - 11 French Open titles, extending his own record of 10 he set last year. Federer is in 2nd place with 8 Wimbledon titles.
Furthermore, Nadal has also extended his records for total match wins, match win % and finals won at the French Open.
Most finals at a single Grand Slam - 11 at the French Open, equals Federer's record at Wimbledon. Bill Tilden is in 3rd place having reached 10 US Open finals.
Most finals won in straight sets at a single Grand Slam- 5 French Open finals, beating a record of 4 he shared with Richard Sears. Multiple players have won 3 straight set finals at a single Grand Slam.
Most successful title defences at a single Grand Slam - 8 at the French Open, extending his previous record of 7 set in 2014. Sears is in 2nd place with 6 successful defences of the US Open.
Won at least one grand slam title in 12 different years - beats the record shared between him and Federer of 11.
Most clay titles won in the Open Era - 57. Extends his record ahead of 2nd placed Guillermo Vilas who has 49.
Most outdoor titles won in the Open Era - 77. Extends his record ahead of 2nd placed Federer who has 73.
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