Rafael Nadal will surely be remembered as one of the best tennis players of all time and the Spanish champion has over the years strung record after record, surpassing all his opponents. His best stats come on clay, but overall the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles is the player with the best win-loss rate in tennis history.
Thanks to the recent title victory in the ATP 500 in Barcelona, Rafa has again surpassed the world number one Novak Djokovic: for years now the two of them have been dueling on this particular statistic, in front of all the other opponents and quite clearly the other member of the Big Three Roger Federer.
With Nadal's victory in Barcelona and Novak Djokovic's defeat against Aslan Karatsev in the semifinal of the Serbia Open in Belgrade there was a new overtaking and with the record of 83.12% Nadal is the tennis player with the highest victory percentage of the history of tennis.
Rafael Nadal's numbers are incredible, the Spaniard has won 1015 victories and 206 defeats in his career, Novak Djokovic's record of 946 wins and 194 defeats is ahead with a percentage just under 82.98%. In this particular ranking Roger Federer is fourth with 82.04% but it must be recognized that the Swiss has played almost 300 more games than Nadal and almost 400 more games than Novak Djokovic.
In the Top Ten of all time there is also the British Andy Murray, in tenth place, and who once again shows his great career results. Here is the Top Ten of tennis players with the best win percentage of all time, we also see other tennis legends such as Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe.
Rafael Nadal will play the Mutua Madrid Open
Speaking of competing at the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, Rafael Nadal stated, “The most difficult event for me, everybody knows. But at the same time is one of the most emotional events for me, playing at home.
We gonna have a chance to play with the crowd again. So that means a lot to me, no? Super happy to be back here”. In the current season, Rafa competed at the Australian Open but lost in the quarterfinal in an epic thriller to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
After that, he stayed away from the action and returned at the Monte Carlo Masters last month. He claimed his 12th title at the Barcelona Open last week. At the moment, his focus is on capturing his sixth title in Madrid. He will be playing his opening round match against the winner of the match between Adrian Mannarino and Carlos Alcaraz.