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The end of a record-breaking run - Nadal's 50 successive victorious clay-court sets

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190   //    12 May 2018, 00:16 IST
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Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal's remarkable run of 50 successive sets won on clay was stunningly ended on Friday as he suffered defeat to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarter-finals.

Nadal had not surrendered a set on clay since his loss to Thiem at the Internazionali d'Italia last May and the Austrian proved his undoing again in the Spanish capital.

The defeat means Nadal – who surpassed John McEnroe's Open Era record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface, which he registered on carpet in 1984 – will also lose his world number one ranking to Roger Federer.

Here we look back at King of Clay's stunning streak, which included a 10th French Open win and 11th titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, on the red dirt.

 

2017 French Open:

Benoit Paire 6-1 6-4 6-1
Robin Haase 6-1 6-4 6-3
Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0 6-1 6-0
Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2
Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2 2-0 (RET)
Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 6-0
Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1

2018 Davis Cup:

Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2 6-2 6-3
Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-4 6-4

2018 Monte Carlo Masters:

Aljaz Bedene 6-1 6-3
Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-2
Dominic Thiem 6-0 6-2
Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-1
Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2

2018 Barcelona Open:

Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4 6-4
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1 6-3
Martin Klizan 6-0 7-5
David Goffin 6-4 6-0
Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2 6-1

2018 Madrid Open:

Gael Monfils 6-3 6-1
Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4

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