By winning a record 10th Monte Carlo today, Rafael Nadal also become the first man in the Open Era to win 50 clay court titles!
Nadal can add to his total in the coming weeks at Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and the French Open! Overall, Nadal now has 70 titles (far behind Connors’ 109) but is now just one from tying the fledgling Novak Djokovic at 30 career Masters titles.
OPEN ERA CLAY COURT TITLE LEADERS
50 Rafael Nadal
49 Guillermo Vilas
40 Thomas Muster
30 Bjorn Borg
30 Manuel Orantes
28 Ivan Lendl
27 Ilie Nastase
21 Jose Luis Clerc
20 Mats Wilander
16 Andres Gomez
Nadal also joins Federer (63 on hard) and Djokovic (51 on hard) as men to have 50+ on a single surface in the Open Era.
OPEN ERA 50+ TITLE ON SINGLE SURFACE
63 Roger Federer (Hard)
51 Novak Djokovic (Hard)
50 Rafael Nadal (Clay)
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