10 record feats of Indian Aces' Rafael Nadal
(Philstar.com) - December 7, 2015 - 12:55am

MANILA, Philippines – As "King of Clay" Rafael Nadal is set to debut at the International Premier Tennis League today, we list here some of the astounding achievements from the Spaniard: 

  1. With nine French Open championship (2005-2008; 2010-2014), Nadal became the only male player to win nine titles at a grand slam event. He equaled Martina Navatilova's record of nine Wimbledon titles. 
     
  2. He is also the only player ever to win at least one Grand Slam  for 10 consecutive years. 
     
  3. Nadal is the youngest  player in the Open era to win all Grand Slams at the age of 24 when he won the US Open in 2010. 
     
  4. Besides winning all the slams, Nadal could also boast of being an Olympic gold medalist, getting the top prize in the men's singles in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. 
     
  5. When Nadal won the Australian Open in 2009, he became the first Spaniard to do so. 
     
  6. In 2008, he became the only second Spanish man to win the Wimbledon. 
     
  7. That win also made him the only third male player in the open era to have won both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year. 
     
  8. In 2010, by winning the French Open (clay); Wimbledon, (grass); and US Open (hard), he is the first and so far the only male player to win thee consecutive grand slams on three different surfaces. 
     
  9. Nadal also joined the Spanish tram that won the Davis Cup in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
     
  10. He has also appeared in the finals of each grand slam event at least three times. 

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