Rafael Nadal Could Soon Beat A Record of Federer
The win in Hamburg for Rafael Nadal means more than what a superficial look at the stats could reveal. The German”s title for Nadal represents a 67th career title, 47th collected on clay. Two more wins and Nadal will have tied Guillermo Vilas for the all time record of most clay court titles ever.
Tennis website UbiTennis went even further though, and analyzed how Nadal”s victory in Hamburg it”s his 65th outdoor title, reaching Roger Federer in first position for most outdoor titles of all-time.
Even more importantly, Nadal has won at least three titles each year for a total of 11 consecutive seasons. That again, sets Nadal to tie Roger Federer. This time though the two rivals don”t top the special ranking, falling behind Connors and Ivan Lendl, who both managed to win at least three titles for more than 11 consecutive tennis season. Jimmy reached the feat a total of 13 times between 1972 and 1984, whereas Ivan made it for 12 consecutive times between 1980 and 1991.
That means that next year the Spaniard could overtake the Swiss, if he were to win at least three titles. Considering how Nadal has managed to win three titles in what has been considered one of his all time worst seasons, it wouldn”t be surprising to see the Spaniard overtaking the Swiss already next year.
Roger will not be fighting for his spot anyway, as in 2013 he only managed to conquer the title in Halle.