Rafael Nadal underestimated the tennis record that Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer cannot match | Tennis | sport | Tech Rasta

All-time Grand Slam record holder Rafael Nadal also has an underrated Davis Cup record, which arch-rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer cannot match. Since his first competitive match in 2004, the Spaniard has won 29 singles matches and lost just one eight years ago.

By comparison, Djokovic has won 21 Grand Slam titles but his Davis Cup record is very different from his rival. The Serb has won the competition just once and has a singles record of 38 wins and seven losses with Djokovic in his country’s semi-final defeat last year.

Federer, now retired, can’t match Nadal’s record in the competition either, with the Swiss player winning 40 games and losing eight in his career. Federer helped Switzerland win the Davis Cup in 2014 and last played in the competition the following year.

Nadal has been part of the winning Spanish team five times, the most recent of which was in 2019. Despite losing the opening game in 2014, Nadal won his first Davis Cup with Spain. This year’s Davis Cup Round of 16 takes place November 22-27 in Malaga.

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