Rafa has won all 4 majors in the span of 2 calender years(2009-2010).
Fred Perry, Don Budge, Roy Emerson have done that as well but Andre Agassi(1992-1999) and Roger Federer(2008-2010) have not done it in 2 calender years!
Don Dudge and Rod Laver has done it in 1 calendar year.
What do you think? Is it worth mentioning in your stats, born?
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The (Wimbledon) win also gave Nadal his first "Old World Triple"; the last person to achieve this was Björn Borg in 1978 ("Old World Triple" is a term given to winning the Italian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon in the same year).
Should it be added to the Hall of Fame? If the "Clay Slam" is on there, then why not this.
Doubles titles (7): 2010 Costa do Sauipe (w/sdtoot), 2010 Gstaad (w/Sdtoot), 2011 Auckland (w/Sdtoot), 2011 Marseille (w/Sdtoot), 2012 Chennai (w/Belludal), 2013 Viña del Mar (w/Sdtoot), 2013 Wimbledon (w/Sdtoot) 2012 Hopman Cup Champion for Spain (w/YEBRA)
* 2010 ATP World Tour No. 1
* 2010 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (voted by ATP players)
* Alma Awards - Rafa received an Alma Award, which is the given out by Real Madrid foundation. Rafa's award was for the extraordinary one, acknowledge his charity work.
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1AO + 8FO + 2W + 2USO 60 Titles | 26 Masters 1000 | Olympic Games Singles Gold Medalist | 108 Weeks #1 | 4 time Davis Cup Champion | 658 singles match wins
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He is on 470 ATP wins in career and with 4 clay tournaments,few matches in Paris and some wins in 4 hard tournaments in 2011 think he can easily get 500th win before 25th birthday
I was about to write the same. He shoud beat Berdych tomorrow and he'll ene 2010 with minimum 471 wins. Then, 4 wins in Doha, at least 5 in Australia, 10 in Indian Wells in Miami...so before the clay season he'll have about 490 wins AT LEAST. He will win more matches of course.
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