Serena Williams Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Most of the modern tennis tournaments have developed into a system in which each round is a loser goes home round, rather than a round-robin system. It is elimination from the get go and is hard on players because not everyone can be at their best every day. But, nothing is as frustrating as losing to the same opponent, over and over. EssentiallySports presents a list of players who have lost to the same opponent, multiple times, consecutively. The worst of those streaks.

Rafael Nadal vs Richard Gasquet  

H2H : 14-1

Rafael Nadal of Spain is congratulated by France's Richard Gasquet (L) after winning their semi-final at the Swiss Indoors ATP men's tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Rafael Nadal of Spain is congratulated by France’s Richard Gasquet (L) after winning their semi-final at the Swiss Indoors ATP men’s tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

They have played each other 15 times and Gasquet won their first ever match back in 2003 after Nadal retired. Since then the tables have turned and Rafael Nadal has completely marred the game of the Frenchman in all their meetings in which the latter has managed to win only 4 sets overall. Gasquet’s game has deteriorated against Nadal overtime as he couldn’t manage to win even a single set in their last 9 meetings.

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