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6 active tennis players with the best win-loss record in finals

  • These 6 players are very dependable in tournament finals!
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Modified 06 Mar 2020, 12:43 IST

#3 Rafael Nadal (85-38; 69.1%)

Rafael Nadal sits on the 2020 Acapulco winners
Rafael Nadal sits on the 2020 Acapulco winners' podium

With his win over American Taylor Fritz in the final of the 2020 Acapulco Open, Rafael Nadal lifted his 85th singles title and 22nd on hardcourt to extend his record of consecutive title-winning seasons to 17.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion has only squandered championship points in a final once in his career, when he couldn't convert two match points against Nikolay Davydenko in the 2010 Doha final.

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Nadal won the 2006 Rome Masters after saving two championship points against Federer. That marked the only time the Spaniard lifted a singles title after being down match point in the final.

The 33-year-old, who is the all-time title-leader in Masters 1000 tournaments with 35 titles, has won a title in the tournament category in a record 14 different seasons.

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#2 Novak Djokovic (79-34; 70%)

Djokovic hoists aloft his 5th Dubai Open title in 2020.
Djokovic hoists aloft his 5th Dubai Open title in 2020.

Continuing his fine start to the season which saw him win all six singles matches for Team Serbia at the inaugural ATP Cup followed by a record-extending 8th Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic won his 5th Dubai Open title last week.

In the process of lifting his 79th career singles title, Djokovic extended his perfect start to the 2020 season to 18-0.

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One of the mentally toughest players on tour, the 32-year-old Serb has won two titles after saving championship points in the final. Djokovic saved five championship points against Murray to win the 2012 Shanghai Masters and saved two consecutive championship points on his opponent's serve to down Federer and win his 5th Wimbledon title in 2019.

During the course of his career, Djokovic has squandered match points in a final only thrice, the latest such occurrence happening against Marin Cilic in the 2018 London Queens final.

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Published 06 Mar 2020, 12:43 IST
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