Nadal Has Earned HOW Many Points During The Spring Clay Swing?
NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
The clay-court season has been Rafael Nadal’s time to shine for nearly 15 years, but the numbers he has put up during this portion of the year prove how dominant he’s been.
Nadal has racked up 51,475 of a possible 78,550 ATP Rankings points during the European spring clay swing from 2005-2018. To put that into perspective, he has earned 65.5 per cent of the available ATP Rankings points during the European clay season since 2005. Nadal earned 80 per cent of the available points in 2010, when he became the first and only player to complete the “Clay Slam” by winning Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros.
The Spaniard earns more ATP Rankings points during this period than almost every player does throughout the entire year. Only Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray have earned more than 51,475 points from 2005-2018. The “Big Four” and David Ferrer are the only active players who have earned more than 40,000 ATP Rankings points throughout their careers.
Nadal has amassed 46 titles during the European clay swing, including 11 Roland Garros titles and 24 ATP Masters 1000 crowns. He holds the record for most titles (11) at any Grand Slam (Roland Garros), ATP Masters 1000 (Monte-Carlo) and 500-level event (Barcelona). Monte-Carlo has been Nadal’s strongest Masters 1000 event by far. He holds the records for the most consecutive titles at any single tournament (8) and longest winning streak at any event (46).
He’s also compiled a 314-21 overall record (93.7%) on clay during this time. Nadal amassed the longest winning streak (81 matches) by a player on one particular surface, which he achieved by going undefeated on clay from April 2005-May 2007 and winning 13 titles.
The World No. 2 will look to add to his ATP Rankings tally when he starts his 2019 clay-court campaign next week at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. The Spaniard seeks an unprecedented 12th title at this event and will start the week against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain or John Millman of Australia.
POSTED ON April 12, 2019