Rafael Nadal Achieves Invincible Grand Slam Feat After a Phenomenal 2022 Season

Published 06/17/2022, 2:40 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 5, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the men’s singles final against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Yves Herman

Rafael Nadal has achieved the inconceivable feat of clinching 22 grand slam titles, leaving his contemporaries behind at 20 titles. His persistence and tenacity has made him one of the best tennis players in the history of tennis.

What is more astounding is the fact that he is still active and he is only on the rise. The stats of the player’s achievements have reached a new level, which proves his supremacy in the ATP tour.

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Rafael Nadal seizing the realm of tennis 

Nadal has been active on the ATP tour since 2001 and he has played in 64 major tours till now. The astounding fact is that the tennis legend has won more than a third of every major he’s ever played. Nadal’s dominance is evident from the fact that he has won 22 titles out of the total 64 majors.

Moreover, he has only played eight finals where he has not been able to win. Other than that, he has played seven semi-finals, nine quarter-finals and 18 fourth rounds or earlier rounds.

The statistics of the Spanish tennis legend is an evident proof of his growth over the year. The consistency of the player has shown us the zeal of the player towards the sport. Nadal recently won his 14th French Open title.

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Interestingly, this he did while battling through an underlying injury.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 5, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal bites the trophy to celebrate after winning the men’s singles final against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Benoit Tessier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Not just that, he had won the Australian Open and getting ahead of his contemporaries and arch rivals, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the score of grand slam titles. Nadal has been undergoing a new treatment for his foot injury and his fans hope for him to recover soon. He has been practicing on the grass courts in Mallorca.

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The player has been resilient and has been performing his best in 2022, and it is not a shocker that his fans are expecting him to reign over the grass court major at Wimbledon as well.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

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