Top 5 Tennis Player Robin Soderling, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
5. Robin Soderling
Still in the position of the fifth world is Robin Soderling with 4780 points. Swedish tennis player known for his success at the French Open in 2009 and 2010. In the second tournament, Robin is the only player who beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open. But his victory was blocked by Federer and Nadal at the French Open final in 2009 and 2010.
Soderling Create New History in Melbourne
Swede Robin Soderling to make history for the first time stepping into Australian Open fourth round. Ticket that he achieved with a straight sets victory 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 win over Czech Republic player, Jan Hernych on Saturday (22.01.11).
Fourth seed, which is twice French Open finalist, was always controlling the game that took place at Hisense Arena. As a result, in less than two hours, Soderling slammed his opponent who is ranked 241 world.
This result is a new achievement for Soderling, because of previous trips on the hard court grand slam is never smooth. Than five times the previous participation, he only picked up two victories. But this year's victory took him into the round of 16, where he has a great opportunity to face 2008 French finalist, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Soderling look impressive from the baseline. He let go of 14 forehand winner from total 33 winners, as well as making a total of six times the break for service Hernych. Three times the break successfully performed in the second set.
Overall, Soderling had reached the quarterfinals or better at a Grand Slam event, except the Australian Open. At the French Open in 2009, he was runner-up as Roger Federer defeated, then last year in the same tournament, he tripped Rafael Nadal.
For this season, a record unbeaten Soderling 8-0, after his preparation for the Australian Open championship trophy this boils down to the Brisbane International, which is the first title in Australia. He also recaptured the position of fourth in the world of Andy Murray, following the success in Brisbane.
As for Hernych, for the first time he penetrated the third round of a grand slam, from 19 appearances in the tournament's most prestigious.
4. Andy Murray
Scottish tennis player, Andy Murray is the number one player in the UK and is currently ranked fourth in the world by the number of ATP points 6125. Andy get a top ten ranking first time 16 April 2007. He's also been in Grand Slam finals twice and lost to Roger Federer in U.S. Open 2008 and 2010 Australian Open. Andy is very agile in the field even though he's always hard to improve his game in the field of clay.
Between ages 11 and 13, Murray is a member of the junior tennis team at Next Generation Club in Newhaven, Edinburgh, where he often played. Age 14, he moved to Barcelona, in Spain, where he schools in the Schiller International School and trained on clay in the Sanchez-Casal Academy, where he was nicknamed 'Lazy Home'. He won the Boys Singles title at the 2004 U.S. Open, and won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. He finished school in 2005.
March 2005, he was invited to play doubles for Great Britain Davis Cup team against Israel. Murray and David Sherwood creates an unexpected victory against the Israeli doubles team, which at that time ranks eighth world and reached the semifinals of Wimbledon 2003. This helped Britain to win 3-2.
Andy Murray finished in third place the ATP ranking list. Murray became the first British player to get three great men of the world's best tennis player.
Murray through Novak Djokovic after the Serb had failed to defend his title at the Rome Masters last week after losing to Rafael Nadala in the final. Murray himself in the same tournament losing in the second half of the non-seeded tennis player Juan Monaco.
But because raihannya Djokovic failed to match last year in Rome, Murray could rise. He was behind Nadal and Roger Federer.
Murray qualify for the first time to the final Grand Slam at the U.S. Open last year. He won several titles such as at Doha, Rotterdam Causeway Miami Masters 2009.
3. Novak Djokovic
Was born in 1987 followed Roger Federer in the ATP rankings with 7145 points, the amount of ATP. Serbian tennis player won a single Grand Slam title at the Australian Open where he became the first representative of Serbia to win the Grand Slam. Novak is also a bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics and won five Masters Series tournaments.
Djokovic is the eldest of Srdjan and Dijana. He has two younger brothers, Marko and Djordje. Djokovic can speak Serbian, German, and English.
In an article in Tennis magazine, August 2007, Djokovic declared out with Jelena Ristić.
Novak Djokovic has proved himself as an all-court player with many talents. He participated in the Hopman Cup in 2006 with another Serbian player Ana Ivanovic in which they both pairs.
Djokovic ranking skyrocketed in 2006. He started 2006 with a ranking of 78, but by reaching the quarter-finals of Roland Garros and Wimbledon fourth round, he reached the big 49. Just three weeks after Wimbledon, Djokovic won his first title in Amersfoort without losing the set, defeating Nicolas Massu in the final. Djokovic won the second title in Metz, and with this victory he penetrated the top 20 for the first time in his career.
In 2007, performance at the Masters Series event at Indian Wells and Miami, where he was runner-up and winners, have made it through 10 of the world. He lost the final against Rafael Nadal Indian Wells, but returned to beat Nadal in Miami, before beating Guillermo Canas in the final (6-3, 6-2, 6-4). Then he followed the Monte Carlo Open, only defeated David Ferrer in the third round matches in straight sets. In Estoril tournament, Djokovic beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6, 0-6, 6-1, in the final.
He managed to reach U.S. Open final 2007, but lost to Roger Federer.
In 2008, he earned his first grand slam by winning the Australian Open by defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In the semifinals of the tournament's defending champion Djokovic beat Federer.
Then, in 2011, he drove to the Grand Final Championships at Wimbledon after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals. And that means, he will be ranked first based on the ATP rankings on July 4, 2011, and is the first Serbian player who was ranked the highest.
2. Roger Federer
Survives positioned second with 7495 points. Roger never survive at number one for 237 consecutive weeks. The Swiss also awarded the best tennis players of the sports analysts, critics, former players and fellow players. Roger recorded a single win 16 Grand Slam titles and she was one of seven players who have good career Grand Slam. Together with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nada, Roger is also adept at playing on three field surface, clay, grass and cement.
He began playing tennis at age 6 years. At the age of 14, he became the Swiss junior champion. In 1998, his last year in the world of junior tennis, she won the junior tournament at Wimbledon. In July the same year, he joined the tour of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Two years later at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he managed to reach the semifinals, but lost the bronze medal. Her height is 185 cm.
First ATP tournament is a tournament dimenanginya in Milan in 2001. In that year, he managed to reach the quarter-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon. On his way to the quarter-finals in Wimbledon, he defeated defending champion Pete Sampras. The following year, he failed miserably in the second tournament, but managed to reach the finals his first Tennis Masters Series and also managed to qualify for Tennis Masters Cup. In 2003, he became the first Swiss man to win Wimbledon, defeating Mark Philippoussis in the final and only losing one set throughout the tournament. He won four times in the Davis Cup and took the Swiss team to the semifinals. That year he also managed to win the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston.
In 2004, he scored a remarkable achievement by winning three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, each of the U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon. In addition, he also won three Masters Series tournaments. By Tennis magazine, she was awarded the title "Best tennis player" in that year.
He again won Wimbledon in 2005, defeating Andy Roddick in the final. In those games, he scored 49 winners and only 12 unforced errors. In game four sets at the U.S. Open final in September, he defeated Agassi and won the U.S. Open for the second time.
In 2006, he won the Australian Open after beating Marcos Baghdatis in the final. At the French Open final, Federer defeated rival the world's second-ranked Rafael Nadal with a score of 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Federer then returned his defeat is now defended his title in July Wimbledonnya which also became his fourth Wimbledon title in a row. He added a collection of his career Grand Slam by winning the U.S. Open title defense at Wimbledon September.Gagal 2008 makes it quite disappointed. But he managed to treat his disappointment by winning the U.S. Open 2008 for the fifth consecutive year.
In June 2009, at the French Open, Federer managed to increase the career Grand Slam match record fourteenth U.S. tennis player Pete Sampras by beating Robin Soderling of Sweden in straight sets match. At Wimbledon in the same year Federer beat Roddick and Sampras record.
1. Rafael Nadal
The Spanish tennis player born in 1986 was awarded as the best tennis player of all time. Rafael Nadal's nickname when play was "The King of Clay". Nadal has won nine Grand Slam single titles, Olympic gold medal in 2008 and many more. Rafa, Rafael close calls, managed to collect 11 880 ATP points and he was the second male player after Andre Agassi who won four gold medals at the Grand Slam and Olympic Games.
Nadal was born in Manacor, Mallorca. His father named Sebastian and his mother Ana María; he also has a sister named María Isabel. His father owned a restaurant and glass-making business. His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, is a football player who has retired, had once played for RCD Mallorca, FC Barcelona and the Spanish national football team.
Although Nadal plays left-handed, he's actually right-handed. When he was a kid, his coach, Toni Nadal, decided that the two-handed backhand would benefit from the strong right arm, so Toni taught Rafael to play with his left hand.
Not until Nadal was 12 years old, he decided for a career in tennis instead of soccer. In May 2001, when Nadal was 14 years old, tennis player Pat Cash plays exhibition matches on clay against the surface. Cash objection against Nadal, because Boris Becker was the one actually scheduled to be his opponent. However, Cash lost the match this with a little difference.
Career 2002 - 2004
In 2002, Nadal is the new 15-year-old won his first ATP match, defeating Ramon Delgado in Majorca. He became the ninth player in the open era to win an ATP match before the 16th birthday.
In 2003, Nadal became the second youngest player that comes into the world top 100 single player. At the end of 2003, Nadal into the top 50, winning two Challenger titles. At his Wimbledon debut, Nadal, 17, became the youngest male player to reach the third round since Boris Becker (16 years in 1984).
At the Australian Open 2005, Nadal reached the fourth round and cornered Lleyton Hewitt, who often was the runner-up, to five sets. Two months later, he reached the final of the Miami Masters tournament. Nadal only two more points to get a victory in straight sets, but then was defeated in five sets by a player no. One of the world, Roger Federer.
Switching to the surface of the clay season, Nadal won two ATP Masters Series event in Monte Carlo, and Rome. At that time, Nadal has won 24 consecutive games, the longest winning streak record on teenagers in the open era, defeating Andre Agassi's record of 23 games in 1988. In May 2005, Nadal has reached the top 5 in world rankings, becoming the youngest player to get into the top 10 since Andrei Medvedev in 1993.
Nadal followed his first French Open as one of the favorites. He beat two local hopes, Sébastien Grosjean and Richard Gasquet to reach the semifinals. On the birthday the 19th, he defeated Federer in the semifinals, preventing Federer to reach the career slam. Two days later, he became the youngest French Open champion to-4 in the open era, by defeating Argentina, Matiano Puerta in the final. Nadal becomes the seventh player to win the Grand Slam in his first appearance at the event in question, and the first since Agassi at the Australian Open in 1995. He also became the first teenager to win a Grand Slam men's singles title since Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open in 1990 at age 19. Nadal is the first teenager to win at least six titles in one year since Agassi in 1988 at age 18.
Three days after his victory in Paris, seized by a tournament victory streak grass pan Halle, Germany, where he was defeated by former German Alexander Waske in the first round.
Nadal begin hardcourt season by defeating Agassi in the final Masters Canada. Nadal seeded second at the U.S. Open but was eliminated in the third round by American James Blake in four sets. After the U.S. Open, Nadal won two hard court tournaments other. In September, he defeated Guillermo Coria in the finals of China Open in Beijing, and in October, he won his fourth Masters Series event, defeating Ivan Ljubicic in five sets in the final of the Madrid Masters. Nadal then suffered a foot injury that kept him out in the Tennis Masters Cup in 2005 and early 2006, including missing the Australian Open. Nadal collecting as many as 11 ATP titles and four Masters Series events. He won 79 games in 2005, no. 2 after Federer (81).
The rivalry between Nadal and Federer continued into 2006. In March 2006, Nadal gave Federer his first defeat in 2006 in the final in Dubai, winning 2-6 6-4 6-4. Nadal defeated Federer again at the Monte Carlo Masters with a score of 6-2 6-7 6-3 7-6.
The two met again at the Rome Masters final. In the match, Federer seems to be finally defeated his rival, but Nadal finally won by saving two match points. The match ended with Nadal winning 6-7 7-6 6-4 2-6 7-6.
Nadal broke the record of the Argentine tennis player Guillermo Vilas, tennis court winning streak on clay as much as 53 times after defeating Robin Soderling in the first round of French Open in 2006. With that victory, Nadal was presented a trophy containing the cross-sectional construction of clay. Vilas present at the ceremony, although Vilas record for Nadal refused to consider himself as good as his record (which is made in one season).
French Open final highly anticipated, namely the struggle between a world ranking 2 world ranked Federer against Nadal. For Federer, French Open is the only Grand Slam that he has not won. If Federer can win the French Open, he will achieve a career Slam, and even won all four Grand Slams in a row. For Nadal, he must win the French Open to defend his title, dominating winning record over Federer, which is extraordinary, no player other than Nadal who could make such a winning record against Federer. By re-win the French Open, Nadal will also extend their record winning streak on clay.
Although Nadal is the favorite based on his ability on clay, Federer is favored by the French audience. Everything is expecting a very competitive match, as the match between Nadal and Federer in the last three Masters Series tournaments. Two initial sets are not too competitive, they exchange the set 6-1. Then Nadal began to surpass Federer in the third set and nearly the entire fourth set. Federer finally pulled break Nadal's serve, in the fourth set when Nadal was serving for an end to the match and forced a tiebreak, which Nadal finally won.
With the clay court season is not undefeated in 2006, Nadal proved himself as the dominant clay court player in the world and as the only player to beat Federer consistently.
Entering the grass court season, Nadal followed the Stella Artois at Queens Club. He resigned because of shoulder injury against Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals of the Stella Artois. Nadal followed Wimbledon as second seed. Nadal was able to reach the finals, and secure the match with Roger Federer by beating Marcos Baghdatis in the semifinals. During his journey at Wimbledon 2006, Nadal almost lost two more points against the American player Robert Kendrick in the second round before finally returning to winning in five sets. Nadal also defeated Andre Agassi in the third round, in Agassi's last match at Wimbledon. Seven of the fight Nadal / Federer somehow always being played on hard courts or clay courts. Wimbledon finals this time it was their first meeting on grass, Federer's favorite surface. Federer then won the Wimbledon title three times in a row. Though Nadal played well in the final after a poor start, he eventually lost in four sets 0-6 6-7 7-6 3-6, Federer to make sure the position as no. 1 in the world. Despite defeat, Nadal had exceeded estimates each person to reach the finals, won more game in the tournament than he ever won on grass before (before he was 3-3).
At the 2006 U.S. Open, Nadal reached the quarterfinals, where he lost by a Russian tennis player Mikhail Youzhny in four sets, which is also the best achievements during the tournament.
Nadal failed, reaching the third round of the next tournament, the Stockholm Open, where he lost to Joachim Johansson 6-4 7-6. Nadal also lost in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters against Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-6 for the third time. After the match, Nadal blamed mental and physical exhaustion as the cause of his defeat.
Nadal participated in the Tennis Masters Cup after a previous absence. In the round robin preliminary round, Nadal defeated James Blake, but was eventually able to defeat Nikolay Davydenko and Tommy Robredo. Nadal became the runner-up group, and against Roger Federer in the semifinals. Nadal lost in straight sets 7-5 6-4. This was Nadal's third defeat in nine meetings with Federer.
Nadal started 2007 by reaching the semi-finals of Chennai Open in India, where he lost to Xavier Malisse 6-4 7-6. In the next tournament in Sydney, Australia, Nadal withdrew from their first match against Chris Guccione with injury. At the 2007 Australian Open, Nadal defeated Andy Murray 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals, and eventually knocked out by the Chilean tennis player Fernando Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 6 -3.
In the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships, Nadal was defeated again by Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 6-2. After that defeat, she played at Indian Wells Pacific Life Open or the Masters in Indian Wells, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-2 7-5 in the final. However, in the Miami Masters or the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., defeated Nadal in the quarterfinals by tenth seeded and subscription winner, Đjoković 6-3, 6-4.
Nadal beat Federer in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters 6-4 6-4. This was Nadal's third title in a row, the first since Ilie Nastase in 1971-73. Nadal continued his hat-trick with another hat-trick in Opean Seat in Barcelona, Spain, defeating Guillermo Canas in the final. In the Rome Masters, Nadal again scored a hat-trick, beating Fernando Gonzalez in the final 6-2 6-2 to become the first man to win the Rome Masters three consecutive times. Nadal started to follow other clay court tournament in Hamburg is the Hamburg Masters. However, the record for consecutive wins on clay Nadal ends in the final of Hamburg, where he defeated Roger Federer 2-6 6-2 6-0.
Nadal defeated Federer again at the French Open final 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4, winning three consecutive titles at Roland Garros.
In preparation for Wimbledon, Nadal back to playing at Queen's Club Championships, where he successfully advanced to the quarterfinals but was defeated by Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 7-5 7-6 (0).
At Wimbledon 2007, Nadal broke through the final for the second time, after previous years he also managed to penetrate the final round. Nadal was almost eliminated in the third and fourth rounds, but eventually he won a marathon five-set matches. He then against Tomáš Berdych in the quarterfinals, he was able to beat in three straight sets. Nadal to meet Djokovic in action semifinalnya, and managed to escape because Djokovic withdrew early in the third set, though Djokovic had won the first set. In the final, with Federer and Nadal meet again defeated by Federer in 5 sets the length of the match 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2.
Exhibition Battle of Surfaces
On May 2, 2007, Battle of Surfaces an exhibition event, held at the Palma Arena, Majorca. Nadal and Federer met in a tennis court that is half grass and half the rest is clay. Nadal won the match 7-5 4-6 7-6 (10).
Year 2008 can be regarded as the best year Nadal in her tennis career. Nadal won the French Open again for to-4 times in a row. He then won the Artois Championships just a week after winning the French Open. Nadal called it a title that is not unexpected. Later, Nadal into Wimbledon final for the third time, again dealing with Federer. In a match throughout the 4 hours 48 minutes punctuated by rain and the rallies long and captivating of the two, Nadal finally beat Federer in five-set matches is touted as one of the best Wimbledon finals.
Nadal became the first player since Bjorn Borg era which can reconcile the title at the French Open and Wimbledon. After Wimbledon, Nadal followed the Beijing Olympic Games as an Olympic first. Here, he won a gold medal by beating Djokovic in the semifinals and Fernando Gonzalez in the final. Nadal was confirmed as a champion who can win the tournament in a row in a different field. Furthermore, Nadal became the champion in the Rogers Cup, Montreal by beating veteran Nicholas Kiefer in the final. At the end of the 2008 season, Nadal was forced to resign because of injury. He missed the final chance for Spain in Davis Cup and Masters Cup championships as well as the peak of the ATP Masters Series. Nadal crowned champion of the ATP World Tour Champion 2008 for his achievements throughout the 2008.
Nadal started in 2009 by following an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, 2009 Capitala World Tennis Championship. Nadal beat Nikolay Davydenko in the semifinals, then defeated by Andy Murray in the final.
Nadal then follow the Qatar ExxonMobil Open as top seed. In the first round, Nadal beat Fabrice Santoro 6-0 6-1. After the match, Nadal was awarded the 2008 ATP World Tour Champion trophy. Nadal then beat Karol Beck before losing against Gael Monfils 6-4 6-4.
Nadal then followed the opening of the Grand Slam Australian Open. Nadal has not lost a setpun his way to the semifinals. In the semifinals, Nadal meet compatriot Fernando Verdasco tennis player who beat the favorite phenomenal champion Andy Murray. Nadal Verdasco match lasted 5 hours 14 minutes, made history as the longest Australian Open match. This match ended with Nadal winning 6-7 (4) 6-4 7-6 (2) 6-7 (1) 6-4.
Nadal met with Roger Federer for the fifth time in Grand Slam finals and this is the first time they met on hard court Grand Slam. Nadal beat Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-2 to earn his first Australian Open title. Nadal also became the first Spanish tennis player who won the Australian Open, and became one of the few players capable of winning the Grand Slam in three different field types.
At the French Open grand slam which is a palace, tragically defeated Nadal in the fourth round by the non-seeded tennis player from Sweden's Robin Soderling through battle 4 sets with a score of 2-6 7-6 4-6 6-7. This was his first defeat at Roland Garros since his debut in 2005. Sementra toughest rival, Roger Federer win the French Open after beating passenger Rafael Nadal, Robin Soderling in the final.
At a decisive moment will be convening a grand slam at Wimbledon, Nadal took the controversial decision by not taking part in this tournament because of injury tenditis on both knees. Without the presence of Nadal, Federer is so automatic main challengers for this prestigious title. What many people predicted was correct. In this tournament Federer cruised into the finals at Wimbledon as much as 7 times in a row. In the final Federer faces Andy Roddick and ended with the score 6-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14. Nadal suffering does not stop there. After failing to defend his title automatically, Nadal had to lose his throne as a world ranked tennis player's son who now occupied Federer points with a margin of 985 numbers. Federer collected 11,220 points, while Nadal collects 10,235 points.
Nadal started 2010 by participating in the tournament Capitala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Unit. He beat compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the final and win this tournament.
Nadal then participated in 250 tournaments ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, but he lost in the final. He beat Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 6-3 in the first half, and then in the second round he beat Potito Starace 6-2, 6-2. Might Nadal continues, in the quarterfinals he beat Steve Darcis 6-1, 2-0 which unfortunately had to resign. She defeated fifth seed Victor Troicki 6-1, 6-3, Nadal won 11 consecutive games in this match. Nadal beat Nikolay Davydenko in the final 6-0, 6-7 (8), 4-6. Earlier, in the semi-finals Roger Federer also beat Davydenko.
In the first round of the Australian Open, Nadal defeated Peter Luczak 7-6 (0), 6-1, 6-4, in the second round, he beat Lukas Lacko 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. in the third round, he defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in a bout 4 sets with a score of 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. In the fourth round, he beat Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, Nadal lost to Andy Murray 3-6, 6-7, 0-3. Nadal withdrew from the tournament with a knee injury, doctors said that Nadal had to rest two weeks, and then underwent rehabilitation for 2 weeks.
Nadal reached the semifinals in the singles tournament at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, which he wins the tournament last year; however, beat Ivan Ljubicic in three sets battle. He and compatriot Lopez won the doubles title after beating Daniel Nestor and partner Nenad Zimonjic. After Indian Wells, Nadal reaches semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, but he lost three sets against Andy Roddick
Nadal won the tournament Rolex Masters Monte-Carlo in Monaco, after beating compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the final 6-0, 6-1. He lost 14 games in five matches at this tournament. With this victory, Nadal became the first player in the open era to win six consecutive tournament title.
Unlike previous years, Nadal chose to skip the tournament in Barcelona (apart from the previously he had won this tournament five times), and chose to follow the Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament. He beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, Victor Hanescu, and Stanlias Wawrinka, everything is just two sets, to win 57 consecutive games since April. In the semifinals, he faced Ernests Gulbis, who beat Roger Federer at the beginning of the tournament and making Nadal had to work hard to defeat him in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in 2 hours and 40 minutes. In the finals he beat David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 for his fifth title in Rome.
Nadal then Mutua Madrilena Madrid tournament Open, where he managed a runner-up last year. Because he's including 8 seed, he got a bye in the first round. In the second half, he beat Aleksandr Dolgopolov kualfikasi with 2 sets. Then in the third round she beat American plays the body 206 cm John Isner 7-5, 6-4. He beat Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals 6-1, 6-3 and compatriot Nicolas Almagro in the semi-finals 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Finally, in the final Nadal defeated Roger Federer's closest rivals 6-4, 7-6 (5). This victory gave him a Masters to 18th, record of all time. He became the first player to win three Masters tournaments on clay in a year and the first player to win three consecutive Masters tournaments.
Entering French Open, many people expect Nadal-Federer match in the Final. Unfortunately, this is impossible since Federer beat Robin Soderling 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Failure to make Nadal Federer reached the semifinals for the tennis stars. One of the world if she managed to win this grand slam. Nadal advanced to the finals and beat Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to win the French Open grand slam this. This win gave Nadal his seventh grand slam title, making the series with John McEnroe, John Newcombe and Mats Wilander in the list of all-time record. With this victory, Nadal became the first male tennis player who won three Masters Series on clay and the French Open.
In June, Nadal AEGON Championships tournament, a tournament he won in 2008. He played singles and doubles in this tournament as a warm grass before Wimbledon. Because he was one of the eight top seeds, she received a bye in the first round. In the second half, when he played in his first grass court tournament since winning Wimbledon in 2008, he easily defeated Marcos Daniel 6-2, 6-2. In the third round, he beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4, so he qualified for the quarterfinals. However, he lost to compatriot Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (5), 4-6.
Record and winning streak
* Nadal is the record holder of men in the open era for most consecutive victories on one surface. The record is between defeat against Igor Andreev in April 2005 and Roger Federer in May 2007, he has won 81 matches on clay. So he surpassed John McEnroe's record of 75 matches on indoor carpet surface.
* Nadal has been ranked second in a row longer than any player in ATP history in the computer rankings.
* Nadal is one of only two people who won the French Open on his debut (2005), the first being Mats Wilander in 1982. Nadal also successfully defended his title in 2006 & 2007, he was also able to win 21 games in a row for participating in the French Open.
* At age 19 years 1 month 22 days, Nadal became the third teenager in history of ATP computer rankings (since 1973) who achieved 2 world ranking following the Boris Becker (age 18 years 9 months 17 days) and Björn Borg (18 years 10 month 2 days) as the only teenager who achieved 2 world ranking.
* Nadal became the only player who has won the Grand Slam men's singles final against no. 1 Roger Federer. The victory was obtained from the French Open in 2006 and 2007 and Wimbledon in 2008. Federer has a 11-2 record in Grand Slam men's singles finals, including two victories over Nadal in the Wimbledon 2006 & 2007.
* Nadal is the only active player who has a winning record head-to-head against Federer. Nadal on Federer winning 8-5 (6-1 on clay, 2-2 on hard courts, and 0-2 on grass).
* Nadal's victory at the French Open in 2007 making it the first player since Bjorn Borg (1978-81) who won the French Open for three consecutive years.
* In 2006, Nadal and Federer became the only two male players in the open era to reach the Wimbledon final after both competed at the French Open final just a month earlier. There are few men who reached the Wimbledon final after successfully penetrating into the French Open final, but never two men managed to reach the final of Wimbledon and French Open. Nadal and Federer to meet again at the French Open and Wimbledon finals in 2007 and 2008.