​​​​​​​Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic in ‘Club 350’

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With 22 titles and 310 victories, Rafael Nadal has been one of the most accomplished players at Majors. The Spaniard has reached many incredible milestones at the most notable tennis event, with the most recent coming at Wimbledon.

Rafa could not fight for the trophy in London after withdrawing ahead of the semi-final with Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal tear. Still, Nadal left London with some admirable achievements, including his 350th match at Majors.

It came in the fourth round against Botic Van De Zandschulp, and Rafa became the third player with that honor after Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Nadal kicked off his Major journey at Wimbledon 2003 and turned it into an instant success after reaching the third round at 17.


Nadal’s first big runs came in 2005 when he became the last teenager with a Major title after conquering Roland Garros. Improving his game on every surface, Rafa lifted the Wimbledon trophy in 2008, followed by the Australian Open conquest half a year later.

The Spaniard completed a career Grand Slam at the 2010 US Open at 24, standing as the youngest player to achieve that in the Open era. Over the years, Nadal had to miss various Majors due to injuries, but he still leads the pack with 22 titles following great success at this year’s Australian Open and Roland Garros.

Rafa entered Wimbledon with 346 Major matches in a career, hoping for a good run at the All England Club, as in the previous two visits. Struggling with an abdominal injury, the Spaniard made a slow start against Francisco Cerundolo and Ricardas Berankis.

Rafael Nadal is the third player with 350 matches at Majors in the Open era.

He needed six and a half hours to beat the lower-ranked players, losing a set against each. Rafa raised his level against Lorenzo Sonego and Botic Van De Zandschulp, beating them in straight sets to advance into the quarter-final and secure his 350th match at Majors.

Roger Federer leads the pack with 429 encounters on the most notable scene since 1999, followed by Novak Djokovic on 381. Nadal is third with 351, and there is a big gap to their closest rivals. Jimmy Connors is fourth with 282, and Andre Agassi stands five Major matches behind him on 277.

Ivan Lendl is on 271, followed by Andy Murray, who should reach his 250th Major

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