The first racket of the world Rafael Nadal at the tournament in Madrid rewrote the book of records of world tennis.
Win over Diego Schwartzman (6:3, 6:4) in the third round of the masters tournament in Madrid became Nadal’s 21st in a row on the ground. In the course of this series, the Spaniard won the 50 sets in a row that a new record in the history of the ATP tour, reports Rus.Media.
It is significant that none of the opponents Nadal has failed to beat the Spaniard more than five games for the set. The only such case occurred in the quarterfinal match in Barcelona against Martin Klizan (6:0, 7:5).
Nadal surpassed the achievement of John McEnroe, who in 1984 on the carpet managed to win 49 sets in a row.
Nadal became the double champion of tennis – the Spaniard belongs to the longest winning streak on a particular surface. From April 2005 to may 2007 Rafael won 81 matches in a row on clay and has won 13 titles.
On the ground this season Rafael Nadal won the masters in Monte Carlo and became the winner of tournament in Barcelona. In the case of a title defense in Madrid, the Spaniard will retain the status of the first racket of the world.