In 2019, will Nadal still the King of Clay?

Rafael Nadal is nominated as the King of Clay and dominates the playing field for 15 years. After constant persistent injuries plus his high age, NHM still believes Nadal will return to the world peak of 2019 season.

The tennis world will follow every step of the Spanish star when the clay season starts. In particular, the huge fans of the former No. 1 would not miss the opportunity to expect Nadal to continue lifting the trophy in this playing field.

From 2005 to 2018, Rafael Nadal accumulated 51,475 ATP points- the huge points on the red betel field, leading him to the “super quartet” of players who earned 51,475 points or more during the 14 seasons (together with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray). At the peak of the 2010 season, the player who owns 17 Grand Slam titles becomes the only player and first earns 5,000 bonus points after winning all tournaments on clay courts, including Monte-Carlo, Madrid Open, Rome Open and Roland Garros.

Nearly 15 years of being the King of Clay with 46 titles (11 Roland Garros trophies, 24 ATP Masters 1,000 victories and ATP 500 prizes), Rafael Nadal felt pressure before attending in the 2019 season, when recently the 32-year-old player has suffered a serious injury which need long time treatment and constantly fail in the 1000 ATP or Grand Slam Masters tournament in Australia.

The world No. 2 player also wants to break the championship record at Monte-Carlo 2019, where he is looking for his 12th career title and also the 34th title of his 1000 Masters level. “This is a special place for me. I have witnessed countless great players who have been successful in this place since childhood, and I always dreamed of winning at Monte-Carlo,” Rafael Nadal shared before the tournament.

Last season, despite his old age, Nadal showed that he was a great and experienced player ¬†on clay ground with full of strength, toughness and unbelievable movement speed. Thereby, the Spanish player won 4 championship titles on clay ground with 24 victories, 1 lost and especially entitled the king of Roland Garros. So, if he want to reclaim the world’s No. 1 position from Novak Djokovic in the 2019 season, Nadal needs an impressive performance which is not worse than the last season.