Most Clay Court Titles In Open Era? Rafael Nadal First To Reach 50!
by Tom Gainey | April 23rd, 2017, 12:02 pm

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.

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.

63 Roger Federer (Hard)
51 Novak Djokovic (Hard)
50 Rafael Nadal (Clay)

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4 Comments for Most Clay Court Titles In Open Era? Rafael Nadal First To Reach 50!

Giles Says:

Many congratulations Rafa! So proud to be your fan.
Vamos Champ!

SG1 Says:

All the more impressive given the relatively small number of clay court events.

Willow Says:

The KOC no doubt about it ….

gonzalowski Says:

Rafa has played 86 tournaments on clay, winning 50, an incredible 58,14% so far from Vilas’ 23,33%.
404 matches on clay with 370 of them won, it’s a 91,58%, 5 points above Bjorn Borg (86,34%).

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