Look back over the Grand Slam history of Rafael Nadal after his 19th Leading win at the 2019 US Open at Flushing Meadows.
Why Nadal is among the most important, following his most recent victory in New York, we delve deeper into the writings to explain.
At the age of 16, Back in 2003, Nadal became the youngest man to get to the next round of Wimbledon.
In 2005the Spaniard defeated the unheralded Mariano Puerta that was left-hander to become the first player to win the title in his main attraction debut. It was the beginning of a winning biography at Roland Garros.
In age 19, he became the first teenager to win some major singles title.
By winning his eponymous game at the 2006 Open, nadal broke the 29-year record of 53 successive clay-court match victories of Argentine Guillermo Vilas.
He went on to achieve his second consecutive final, in which he became the first player to defeat Roger Federer in a Grand Slam and also the youngest back Roland Garros winner.
The 21-year-old became the first person since Borg from 1980 to win three titles in Roland Garros.
He again shattered Federer’s hopes of becoming just the third person in history to hold all four types.
His rival was condemned by nadal to his worst loss in a Grand Slam event using a 6-1 victory over Federer within 1 hour 48 minutes.
The Spaniard also won the title without dropping a set, getting the man to do so in the Open era after Borg and Ilie Nastase.
Federer had been on the conclusion of the next major defeat as Nadal acquired his first Wimbledon title – 9-7 in near-darkness and in the fifth set.
A glorious year finished at the Beijing Olympics with a gold medal after beating Fernando Gonzalez in 3 places.
He became the first player to maintain three significant titles on three different surfaces in the exact identical time as he won the Australian Open having a five-set victory against Federer again.
A dejected Nadal suffered a stunning loss against Robin Soderling at the French Open. It was his first defeat on the Parisian clay.
He exacted his revenge on the Swede, but this period at the final for his fifth Roland Garros title.
In addition, he regained the world no 1 ranking for first time.
He followed that with his next title at Wimbledon.
When the entire world No 1 finished a career Grand Slam by beating Novak Djokovic in Flushing 21, A remarkable year ended.
Nadal won his sixth French Open title by beating Federer and equivalent Borg’s tally.
Federer had ended Djokovicundefeated run in the semi-finals.
In 2012, the record to become the player in French Open history with his crown at a rare Monday that had several delays because of rain of Borg was surpassed by him.
He stopped Djokovic’s bidding to hold all four majors.
Because he improved his career record to 59-1 the Coupe des Mousquetaires prize was straight back in the arms of Nadal after his straight-sets victory over David Ferrer.
The yards were achieved from the semi-finals if he defeated Djokovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-7 9-7 in a 37-minute mythical.
That September, he had been crowned US Open champion for the second time in his career following a win over Djokovic.
‘The King of Clay’ entered Roland Garros with only one European clay-court title for the very first time in 10 decades however he won number eight Opens and set a fifth successive victory by beating rival Djokovic. He was presented with all the Coupe de Mousquetaires by the other legend of the sport, Borg.
The win helped him expand his run at Roland Garros into 66 wins and 1 defeat over 10 decades.
Nadal finished a Grand Slam drought against Stan Wawrinka from the 2017 French Open final. Nadal’s’La Decima’ was his 10th French Open, and he managed it without falling a set during the tournament. It was his most one-sided final win because allowing Federer only four games.
Since 34-year-old Andres Gimeno at 1972, he’s the oldest winner in Paris at 31.
As he maintained a 16th Grand Slam title at the US Open ruthless Nadal proved much too great. The world No 1 lived up as the favourite with a 6-3 success over surprise finalist Anderson.
As he won a record-extending 11th French Open title with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 victory over pretender Dominic Thiem, imperious Nadal took his Roland Garros win-loss listing to a.
He combined Australia’s Margaret Court as the only player to win 11 titles.
In a repeat of last year’s final, Nadal was pushed as tough as he has ever been in the two sets that were barbarous at a final. But Dominic Thiem, that performed tennis for nearly two hours, could not sustain Nadal and the pace charged away winning 6-1 6-1 to 6-3 5-7.
Nadal currently stands on his own as the most successful singles player, male or female, in a Grand Slam having moved clear of the 11 titles.
Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in five breathtaking sets proceed of the all-time record of Roger Federer, and to claim his 19th Grand Slam title at the US Open.
He also needed to halt a thrilling comeback to acquire an epic showdown 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4, although the Spanish seed led by two sets and a break.