Nadal’s 50TH Victory!

Rafael Nadal has done it yet again at the French Open; the ten time Grand Slam champion has finished his 50th victory at the French Open Tournament after beating world no.13 Nicolas Almagro. The king of clay wrapped up his opponent in three sets with a 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 score.

Nadal has improved his record at the Roland Garros with a 50-1 win loss figure where he lost only one game to former world no.4 Robin Soderling in 2009. He joins fellow players and tennis greats with 50 0r more wins at the French Open Tournament such as Roger Federer (54), Guillermo Vilas (56), Ivan Lendl (53), Andre Agassi (51) and Nicola Pietrangeli (50). Nadal has won all the 15 sets in which he played and also won 60 out of his 61 service games so far in the 2012 French Open Tournament. The 26 year old has played exceptional tennis and made his mark in history along with other tennis legends. he won 54 service games in a row after getting broken in the second set of his first round victory over Italian Simone Bolelli. He also saved 16 points out of the 17 break points including going 4 for 4 against his fellow team member Nicolas Almagro in the quarter finals of the tournament. He now moves onto the semi-finals in which he will take on David Ferrer on Friday 8th May at the Roland Garros, which is played on outdoor clay courts. His semi-final opponent while praising him says of his that it’s impossible to beat the king of clay who is in great form right now. Nadal has been dominating the men’s singles at the tournament where he appears to be undefeatable till now to reach the semis. He is bidding for his seventh title at Roland Garros which means he will surpass the record set by former world no.1 Bjorn Borg. Nadal is preparing for his semi-final match against Ferre who was his fellow Davis Cup team-mate and says that he needs to work hard to beat him on Friday. It is going to be an epic match in Roland Garros history where Nadal, a great tennis player is set to meet Ferre who is playing for the first time ever in the semi-finals after beating three-time Grand Slam finalist Andy Murray.

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