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By The Numbers: Nadal's Career Slam

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Nadal© AFP/Getty ImagesRafael Nadal has won nine Grand Slam championships in 11 final appearances.

Nadal Joins Place in History

Rafael Nadal became the seventh man in history to capture all four Grand Slam singles titles in his career. At 24 years, 101 days, the Spaniard is the third-youngest overall and the youngest in the Open Era (since 1968) to accomplish the feat. He also joins Aussie legend Rod Laver as the only left-handers to win all four Grand Slams.

Player

Completed At

Age *

Don Budge (USA)

1938 Roland Garros

22 years, 357 days

Rod Laver (AUS)

1962 US Championships

24 years, 32 days

Rafael Nadal (ESP)

2010 US Open

24 years, 101 days

Fred Perry (GBR)

1935 Roland Garros

26 years, 15 days

Roger Federer (SUI)

2009 Roland Garros

27 years, 203 days

Roy Emerson (AUS)

1964 Wimbledon

27 years, 244 days

Andre Agassi (USA)

1999 Roland Garros

29 years, 38 days

*Age at the end of the tournament

Winning Three or More Grand Slam Titles in a Season (All-time)

Rafael Nadal is the fourth different man in history to win Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open singles titles in the same season, following in the footsteps of Don Budge (1938), Tony Trabert (1955) and Rod Laver (1962, 1969). Laver completed his second calendar year Grand Slam in 1969.

Player

Grand Slams Won In A Season

Jack Crawford (AUS)

1933 - Australian Championships, Roland Garros, Wimbledon

Fred Perry (GBR)

1934 - Australian Championships, Wimbledon, US Championships

Tony Trabert (USA)

1955 – Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Championships

Lew Hoad (AUS)

1956 - Australian Championships, Roland Garros, Wimbledon

Ashley Cooper (AUS)

1958 - Australian Championships, Wimbledon, US Championships

Rod Laver (AUS)

1962, 1969 - Australian Championships, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Championships

Roy Emerson (AUS)

1964 – Australian Championships, Wimbledon, US Championships

Jimmy Connors (USA)

1974 – Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open

Mats Wilander (SWE)

1988 – Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open

Roger Federer (SUI)

2004, 2006-07 – Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open

Rafael Nadal (ESP)

2010 – Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open


Completing the Career Grand Slam

Of the previous six to win all four Grand Slam titles, Laver is the only other one to have completed his set by winning the US Open (1962). Agassi also won a gold medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games to complete a Golden Career Slam.

Player

Grand Slam Won To Complete Set

Fred Perry (GBR)

1935 Roland Garros

Don Budge (USA)

1938 Roland Garros

Rod Laver (AUS)

1962 US Championships

Roy Emerson (AUS)

1964 Wimbledon

Andre Agassi (USA)

1999 Roland Garros

Roger Federer (SUI)

2009 Roland Garros


All-Time Grand Slam Title Leaders

Player

No. Of Grand Slam Titles

Tournaments Won

1. Roger Federer (SUI)

16

2004, 06-07, 10-Australian Open; 2009-Roland Garros; 2003-07, 09-Wimbledon; 2004-08-US Open

2. Pete Sampras (USA)

14

1994, 97-Australian Open; 1993-95, 97-2000 Wimbledon; 1990, 93, 95-96, 2000-US Open

3. Roy Emerson (AUS)

12

1961, 63-67-Australian Championships; 1963, 67-Roland Garros; 1964-65-Wimbledon; 1961, 64-US Championships

T4. Rod Laver (AUS)

11

1960, 62, 69-Australian Championships; 1962, 69-Roland Garros; 1961-62, 1968-69-Wimbledon

T4. Bjorn Borg (SWE)

11

1974, 75, 78-81-Roland Garros; 1976-80 Wimbledon

6. Bill Tilden (USA)

10

1920-21, 30-Wimbledon; 1920-25, 29 US Championships

7. Rafael Nadal (ESP)

9

2009-Australian Open; 2005-2008, 2010-Roland Garros; 2008, 2010-Wimbledon; 2010-US Open

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