Rafael Nadal’s clay supremacy through Andy Roddick’s eyes



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Rafael Nadal’s clay supremacy through Andy Roddick’s eyes

Former world number one Andy Roddick found a funny and out of the common way of exemplifying how Rafael Nadal’s domination at French Open, and generally in clay tournaments, looks like. The American, who was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017, tweeted a video of a kid showing off his dance skills at a party, outperforming everyone else along the way.

As you may have already guessed, the kid’s dominance on the dance floor is an analogy to Nadal’s supremacy on clay courts.

No wonder, as Rafael Nadal won French Open 12 times in his career from his 15 appearances in Paris’ Grand Slam. If we took a closer look at the stats, we would see that Nadal won 98% of the matches he played at the French Open, losing just twice.

The Spaniard has good chances of bagging the 2020 Roland Garros as well since he managed to raise the trophy above his head in the last three years. In 2019, the King of Clay defeated just the man who edged him a few weeks ago at the Australian Open, Dominic Thiem, to add the 12th trophy to his collection.

Rafael Nadal is scheduled to start his 2020 campaign on clay courts at Monte-Carlo in April before heading to his natal country to compete in the Barcelona Open and, a week after, in a tournament that he won five times in his career, the Mutua Madrid Open.