Last Update: Sep 24, 2022.

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Why is Nadal so unbeatable on clay?

Nadal's heavy topspin forehand €“ the most potent in the game - backed by his crushing, slightly flatter backhand, and his physical stamina make him particularly suited to clay.

Rafael Nadal Rafa is the King of Clay. He has a perfect record in French Open finals, beating Mariano Puerta, Roger Federer four times, Robin Soderling and Novak Djokovic. Nadal is virtually unbeatable on clay.

Djokovic holds the record for the most Masters titles with 37, while Nadal is second with 36. Nadal has won 26 on clay and 10 on hard courts. Djokovic has won 27 on hard courts and 10 on clay and is the only player to have won all 9 Masters tournaments, having done so twice.

Djokovic holds the record for the most Masters titles with 37, while Nadal is second with 36. Nadal has won 26 on clay and 10 on hard courts. Djokovic has won 27 on hard courts and 10 on clay and is the only player to have won all 9 Masters tournaments, having done so twice.

Djokovic Nadal Rivalry

Djokovic holds the record for the most Masters titles with 37, while Nadal is second with 36. Nadal has won 26 on clay and 10 on hard courts. Djokovic has won 27 on hard courts and 10 on clay and is the only player to have won all 9 Masters tournaments, having done so twice.

Djokovic Nadal Rivalry

Rafael Nadal: Clay Nadal is not the only player that will be remembered for being dominant on clay (see the next slide), but he is certainly the greatest ever player on that surface.

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who has a net worth of $220 million dollars. Regarded as one of the best tennis players of all time, Rafael Nadal has won countless tournaments over the years. Known as the "king of clay," Nadal holds a record of 82 consecutive wins on a single surface (clay).

To date, Djokovic is the only player to have beaten Nadal in all four majors. Of their 58 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 27 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay (19–8), while Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7).

Djokovic Nadal Rivalry

To date Djokovic is the only man to have beaten Nadal in all four majors. Of their 58 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 27 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay (19–8), while Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7).

Djokovic Nadal Rivalry

To date Djokovic is the only man to have beaten Nadal in all four majors. Of their 58 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 27 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay (19–8), while Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7).

To date, Djokovic is the only man to have beaten Nadal in all four majors. Of their 58 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 27 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay (19–8), while Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7).

To date Djokovic is the only man to have beaten Nadal in all four majors. Of their 58 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 27 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay (19–8), while Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7).

Djokovic Nadal Rivalry

To date Djokovic is the only man to have beaten Nadal in all four majors. Of their 58 matches, 27 have been on hard courts, 27 have been on clay, and 4 have been on grass. Nadal leads on clay (19–8), while Djokovic leads on hard courts (20–7).

Djokovic Nadal Rivalry

Rafael Nadal has been called the King of the Clay because of his insane records on the clay courts. He has won 90 clay-court titles in total. For the last 14 odd years, Nadal has overwhelmed this surface as no one has. He has records that are hard to accept.

Federer and Nadal have played each other 40 times, with Nadal leading 24–16 overall, including 14–10 in finals. Of their 40 matches, 20 have been on hard court, 16 on clay, and 4 on grass. Nadal leads on clay (14–2) and outdoor hard court (8–6), while Federer leads on grass (3–1) and indoor hard court (5–1).