Re: Rafa has never lost 1st round in a slam
Yeah, it's an impressive record. Closest was to Heuberger at the US in 2004, went 5 sets. The streak could have ended when he was young, but didn't have any difficult draws at the hard court slams.
Most impressive was beating Ancic at Wimbly2003, when he was all of 17yrs and 3 weeks old ..... his first ever senior match on grass (including futures). Not bad for a "claycourter".