Rafael Nadal Claws Closer To Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic In Big Titles Race

Rafael Nadal competence have taken longer to win his initial pretension in 2019 than he did in any deteriorate given 2004, a year he warranted his lass tour-level crown. But after an considerable opening opposite World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday to lift his ninth Rome trophy, Nadal left a Italian collateral with not only another feat to his name, though a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title.

With his triumph, Nadal clawed closer to Djokovic and Roger Federer in a competition for a many Big Titles — a multiple of Grand Slam, Nitto ATP Finals and Masters 1000 crowns. The 32-year-old Spaniard now has 51 of them, trailing Djokovic by dual and Roger Federer by three.

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Roland Garros, a year’s second Grand Slam, is reduction than a week away. So Nadal has put himself in a position to spin adult a feverishness on Federer and Djokovic, potentially relocating to only one behind of Djokovic and dual behind Federer in Paris. Five players (excluding Nadal) have won during slightest 10 Big Titles altogether (since 1990), and Nadal has carried only a Roland Garros prize 11 times.

Nadal has now won during slightest one Big Title in 14 of a past 15 years. And with his 5 victories during a Foro Italico final week compared to Federer’s two, a Spaniard is on a verge of leading a Swiss’ record for many Masters 1000 wins. Federer leads Nadal 378-377 entering Roland Garros.

Nadal also changed closer to Djokovic for a rate of Big Titles won record. The rivals have both played a total 178 Grand Slams, Nitto ATP Finals and Masters 1000 tournaments. Djokovic has triumphed once per 3.4 tournaments during those levels, while Nadal has been winning once per 3.5 events. Both players are good forward of Federer in that category, as a 37-year-old has won once per 4.2 tournaments.

“What means many to me is this trophy,” Nadal said. “Rome is one of a many critical tournaments of a year. Part of a story of a sport. To be means to win here again is a categorical thing.”

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Nadal has also incited adult a feverishness on Djokovic in a competition for a year-end No. 1 ATP Ranking. 

Current and Former Champions’ Big Titles Won (Records Since 1990)

Player
Grand Slams
Nitto ATP Finals
1000s
Total (Avg)
Roger Federer
20/75
6/16
28/135
54/227 (4.2)
Novak Djokovic
15/56
5/11
33/111
53/178 (3.4)
Rafael Nadal
17/54
0/8
34/116
51/178 (3.5)
Pete Sampras
14/52
5/11
11/83
30/146 (4.9)
Andre Agassi
8/61
1/13
17/90
26/164 (6.3)
Andy Murray
3/47
1/8
14/96
18/151 (8.3)
Boris Becker*
2/26
2/6
5/51
9/83 (9.2)
Thomas Muster
1/29
0/4
8/53
9/86 (9.6)
Gustavo Kuerten
3/33
1/3
5/67
9/103 (11.4)
Jim Courier
4/38
0/4
5/71
9/113 (12.6)
Stefan Edberg**
3/28
0/4
1/24
4/56 (14)
Marcelo Rios
0/26
0/1
5/56
5/83 (16.6)
Michael Chang
1/50
0/6
7/86
8/142 (17.8)
Marat Safin
2/41
0/3
5/87
7/131 (18.7)
Andy Roddick
1/46
0/6
5/75
6/127 (21.2)

* Becker’s 4 other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.
** Edberg’s 3 other Grand Slam titles came before 1990.

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