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Nadal Becomes 5th Ever With 300 Grand Slam Wins

  • The 35-year-old is the fifth player in history — and third man — to record 300 Grand Slam singles victories.
  • A 14th French title would move Nadal into second place on the ATP all-time money list.
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Days after Novak Djokovic’s statement win at the French Open, rival Rafael Nadal made one of his own at Roland-Garros — and made history in the process.

On Wednesday, the 35-year-old breezed past France’s Corentin Moutet (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) in the second round, becoming the fifth player in history — and third man — to record 300 Grand Slam singles victories.

It also kept Nadal on track in his bid for a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title. A 14th French title — extending another high mark — would earn Nadal around $2.3 million, moving him into second place on the ATP all-time money list.

  • He joins Roger Federer, Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Martina Navratilova in the 300+ club.
  • His $3.4M in 2022 prize money gives him a career total of $128.3M, which trails Roger Federer ($130.5M) and Novak Djokovic ($156.1M).
  • Nadal is now 300-41 (.880 win percentage) in Grand Slams, including 107-3 at Roland-Garros (.973).

Despite a chronic foot injury that hurts “every single day,” Nadal’s brilliance at the French continues unabated — but he’ll have to stop the top-seeded Djokovic from tying his all-time Slam record.

The two are on a collision course in the quarterfinals, and Djokovic is the favorite (+150) to win the title, with Nadal third (+330).

In the meantime, the fifth-seeded Spaniard faces (26) Botic Van De Zandschulp in the third round on Friday morning.

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