Rafael Nadal won the first Grand Slam in the year 2005, the journey to win 22 titles in 17 years

French Open 2022: Rafael Nadal defeated Kasper Roode 6-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the final of the second Grand Slam French Open of the year. By winning this match, Nadal won the French Open title for the 14th time. With this title, Nadal’s total number of Grand Slam titles reached 22. Nadal won the first Grand Slam in the year 2005, since then his journey to reach 22 Grand Slam in 17 years has been something like this.

2005: Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam by defeating Mariano Puerto in the final of the French Open. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 1)

2006: This year Nadal won the French Open for the second time, while the other three Grand Slams of the year went to Roger Federer. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 2)

2007: Nadal lost three Grand Slams this time too but retained victory at the French Open. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 3)

2008: Nadal won the French Open as well as the Wimbledon title this time. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 5)

2009: This year Nadal did not touch the French Open but he won the Australian Open title. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 6)

2010: Nadal won all three Grand Slams (French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) this year except the Australian Open. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 9)

2011: Nadal got only the French Open title this year. Djokovic won the remaining three titles. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 10)

2012: Nadal once again became the champion at Roulland Garros. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 11)

2013: This year Nadal won the French Open as well as the US Open title (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 13)

2014: Nadal again dominates Rouland Garros. He won the French Open title for the 9th time. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 14)

2015: Nadal did not get any Grand Slam this year. It was the first time in 10 years that Nadal had not won a Grand Slam. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 14)

2016: This year has been very bad for Nadal. He was out of rhythm due to injury and due to not being fully fit. This year also his hands remained empty. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 14)

2017: Nadal made a strong comeback this year. He won the titles of French Open and US Open. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 16)

2018: Nadal won the French Open for the 11th time. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 17)

2019: Nadal won the US Open title this year along with the French Open. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 19)

2020: Nadal again became the champion on the red soil of Rouland Garros. He equaled Federer’s record for most Grand Slam wins. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 20)

2021: Nothing came to Nadal’s part this year either. Most of the time he was troubled due to foot injury. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 20)

2022: Nadal has won both the Grand Slams held so far this year. By winning the Australian Open, he became the tennis player to win the most Grand Slams. At the same time, he strengthened his lead by becoming the winner in the French Open. (Nadal’s Grand Slam: 22)

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