In an era when men's tennis is dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, it is Nadal who has reigned supreme in their head-to-head matchups. More often than not, Nadal has bested each of his rivals on the court. His greatest struggles have come against Djokovic, who defeated Nadal in 7 straight matches from 2011-2012. Nadal is the most likely candidate to break Federer's Grand Slam titles record of 17.
Rafael 'Rafa' Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. As of 15 October 2012 (2012 -10-15), he is ranked No. 4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time; his success on clay has earned him the nickname 'The King of Clay', and has prompted several experts to regard him as the greatest clay court player in history. Nadal has won eleven Grand Slam singles titles, including an all-time record seven French Open titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 21 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments (tied with Roger Federer), and was also part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011. He completed the Career Grand Slam by winning the 2010 US Open, being the seventh player in history, and the youngest of four in the Open Era, to achieve it.
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