Rafael Nadal wins 11th titles in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Roland Garros, and holds the No. 1 ATP Ranking for most of the year. This is his story...
Court Time Curtailed

Nadal endures a tough start to 2018, retiring in the fifth set of his Australian Open semi-final against Marin Cilic with a right hip injury. He does not play another tournament until the clay season, but good times will soon return. More...

La Undecima

Rafa's love affair continues with the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, where he wins a staggering 11th title, beating Kei Nishikori in the final. More...

400 Clay Wins

En route to capturing his 11th Barcelona title, Rafa clinches his 400th clay-court match win. More...

Back On Top
After twice trading the No. 1 Ranking with Roger Federer early in the year, Nadal reclaims top spot by winning Rome and settles in for an extended reign. More...
Milestone
Joining an exclusive club with just four other members, Nadal clinches his 900th career win, appropriately at Roland Garros. More...
Untouchable Records
Capping the clay swing with an 11th Roland Garros title, Nadal extends his trio of record title hauls that likely will never be touched. More...
Wimbledon Epics
In two of the greatest matches of the year, Nadal beats Del Potro 6-4 in the fifth in the Wimbledon quarters before falling to Djokovic 10-8 in the fifth in the semis. More...
33 & Counting...
Nadal extends his record haul to 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns and captures his 80th career title by winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. More...
Happy Anniversary!
On 18 August, fans celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rafa's first rise to World No. 1. More...
Night To Remember
After dropping the first set 6-0 to a rampaging Dominic Thiem in the US Open QFs, Nadal rallies to a fifth-set tie-break win in 4 hrs., 49 mins. The match finishes after 2 am. More... Sadly, the Spaniard retires in the SFs against Juan Martin del Potro with a knee injury. More...
Honoured By Peers
Fellow players select Rafa as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a second time, recognising him for his fair play, professionalism and integrity on and off the court. More...