So were the other 25 Nadal finals in the Grand Slam

This Sunday the manacorense will fight with Dominic Thiem for his 18th Grand Slam in the final of Roland Garros. Here, a review of the 25 he has played before.


After defeating Roger Federer in the semifinals, Rafael Nadal managed the pass to his 26th Grand Slam final. The Spaniard will play in Paris his twelfth game for the title, with a balance that has little to discuss in the previous: 11-0. No one has as many titles in a Grand Slam as Nadal on Parisian clay. This Sunday he will look to Thiem for his 18th big , which would further narrow the distance with Roger Federer, the most decorated with 20. The Austrian, rival of Nadal, has not achieved any in his career.

In total, Nadal adds eleven twisted in Roland Garros, three at the US Open, two at Wimbledon and one in Australia. So far, in those 25 finals, he has faced nine different rivals: Mariano Puerta, Roger Federer, Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Kevin Anderson and Dominic Thiem.

. Nadal in his 25 finals Grand Slam (17-8) Roland Garros, 2005 (Victoria)

A 19 years old, Nadal conquered Paris for the first time. Surely nobody would imagine that, for the moment, he did it ten times more. The Spaniard defeated in the final the Argentine Mariano Puerta in four sets 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1 and 7-5,

Roland Garros, 2006 (Victoria)

Second year in a row with final and title in Paris. It was no longer surprising, but at the age of 20 Nadal was beginning to forge his legend after defeating Roger Federer for the first time in the final of a big 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 and 7-6 (4)

Wimbledon, 2006 (Defeat)

The first defeat of Nadal in a Grand Slam final came to the third. He lost to Federer in London, being the only final in which he received a rosco 0-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) and 3-6

Roland Garros, 2007 (Victoria)

Back to Federer, Nadal got his third consecutive title in Paris in a final that was decided in four sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4,

Wimbledon, 2007 (Defeat)

Second year in the final in London against the same opponent, Roger Federer, and also with defeat. He resisted the title on the grass after falling in a disputed final that was decided in the fifth set 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2 and 2-6.

Roland Garros, 2008 ( Victoria)

Nadal was still writing his name in the story. Fourth consecutive victory in Paris and the third consecutive against Roger Federer, which swept 6-1, 6-3 and 6-0.

Wimbledon, 2008 (Victoria)

The game matches. Nadal got his first Wimbledon in what is considered to be the best match in history after defeating Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8) and 9-7 in a final To remember. Rafa finally, to the third, conquered the grass of London.

Open of Australia, 2009 (Victoria)

The only victory of Nadal in Australia, for now. He won the title after beating Federer once again in a final that was also decided in the fifth set 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6 and 6-2.

Roland Garros, 2010 (Victoria)

The first of the three big ones Nadal got in 2010, possibly the best year of his career. After falling in 2009 in the second round against Soderling, the Spaniard took revenge on the Swede and defeated him in the final the following year with forcefulness 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4,

Wimbledon, 2010 (Victoria)

Second and last trophy in London for Nadal so far, after defeating the Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5 and 6-4.

US Open, 2010 (Victoria)

In his first final in the United States, Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 and 6-2 and, at 24 years old, he became the youngest player to win the big four.

Roland Garros, 2011 (Victoria)

The sixth Musketeers Cup for Nadal, the fourth against Roger Federer. The Balearic defeated the Swiss in four sets 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7 and 6-1.

Wimbledon, 2011 (Defeat)

Nadal fell in London for the first time, in a final, with a different opponent to Federer . The executioner was Novak Djokovic, who won in four sets 4-6, 1-6, 6-1 and 3-6,

US Open, 2011 (Defeat)

For the second consecutive year, Nadal reached three Grand Slam finals. This time he won one of the three, for the full 2010 (three out of three). In the United States, defeat again against Djokovic in four sets 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3) and 1-6,

Australian Open, 2012 (Defeat)

Nadal started the year reaching the final in Australia, but could not do with the title after falling to the same rival that during that time took the measure: Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 4-6, 2-6, 7-5 (5) and 5-7,

Roland Garros , 2012 (Victoria)

The seventh and, now, before Djokovic. Nadal defeated the Serbian in the final after four sets 6-4, 6-3, 2-6 and 7-5.

Roland Garros, 2013 (Victoria)

Spanish final in Paris between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. The Jávea completed a brilliant tournament, but could do little in the final against Manacor 6-3, 6-2 and 6-3,

US Open, 203 (Victoria)

Second title of Rafa in the United States after defeating in the final to Novak Djokovic in four sets 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-1,

Open of Australia, 2014 (Defeat)

Un Nadal lame, with physical problems, he had as executioner a Swiss, but this time it was not Roger Federer. Wawrinka won the final in four sets 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 3-6.

Roland Garros, 2014 (Victoria)

Other more, the ninth. Rafa conquered one more year Paris after defeating Djokovic in four sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 and 6-4,

Australian Open, 2017 (Defeat)

Without the end of 2015 and 2016, Nadal's future was uncertain. However, he returned to the top level despite falling in the final against a Federer who also went through an important hole, showing both their resilience. Swiss victory in five sets 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 and 3-6.

Roland Garros, 2017 (Victoria)

Without a doubt, one of the most enjoyed by the Spaniard. Three years later, Nadal returned to conquer Paris. He did it after defeating Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1,

US Open, 2017 (Victoria)

. Four years later, Nadal won again in the United States. He did it after defeating the surprising South African Kevin Anderson in three sets 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4.

Roland Garros, 2018 (Victory)

The eleventh. Rafa Nadal continued enlarging his legend in Paris. This time against a new rival, Dominic Thiem, who clearly exceeded 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2,

Australian Open 2019 (Defeat)

Djokovic gave Nadal no option, after an injury in the final stretch of 2018 , managed to stand in the final. Of course, he could not add his second twist in Australia and Djokovic added his third consecutive Grand Slam (6-3, 6-2 and 6-3) .

Roland Garros 2019 (?)

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