Num­bers don’t in­ter­est Rafa, ten­nis does

19-8 84 27-1 8-1 ‘My Goal Is To Play As Long As Pos­si­ble’

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add

33-year

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num­bers.

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your able play son, go­ing my

not my main goal.”

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NYT AFP

Nadal’s record in Grand Slam fi­nals Nadal’s ATP ti­tle count Nadal’s record in his last five events Nadal’s record against op­po­nents who are in search of their maiden ma­jor Jimmy Con­nors (1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983) Roger Fed­erer (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Pete Sam­pras (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002) Rafael Nadal (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019) John McEn­roe (1979, 1980, 1981, 1984) Base­line points won (96/204) Net points won (51/66) Serve & vol­ley points won (17/20) (Nadal had only served and volleyed five times in five matches to the fi­nal, win­ning all of those points) Base­line points won (75/194) Net points won (50/74) Serve & vol­ley points won (22/29) (To the fi­nal, Medvedev only served and volleyed five times — all in the first three rounds — win­ning four of those points) LAVER Rafael Nadal Roger Fed­erer No­vak Djokovic Rod Laver An­dre Agassi Jimmy Con­nors Stan Wawrinka —Nadal, 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 F F F N F F F F Roger Fed­erer N N N N N N N N F N N N N N Rafael Nadal F F N F N F F F F F N N N N F F F F F

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