Records broken by Rafa after his latest French Open win

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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