Rafael Nadal’s 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win over Jordan Thompson on Monday helped the Spaniard overtake Roger Federer’s record for the most singles wins at a single Grand Slam by a male tennis player.

The 35-year-old has now won 106 matches at the French Open – to go with just three losses – compared to Federer’s 105 wins at Wimbledon (105-14 win-loss record).

Nadal’s strike rate though is much more impressive than any other tennis player. He’s lost just three of the 109 matches he’s played at Roland Garros, winning the title 13 times so far.

For the record, Martina Navratilova has 120 wins at Wimbledon, the most for any singles player, while Serena Williams has 106 wins and 14 losses at the US Open.

Most men's singles wins at one Grand Slam

Players Tournament Grand Slam Matches Won
Rafael Nadal  Roland Garros 106
Roger Federer  Wimbledon 105
Roger Federer  Australian Open 102
Jimmy Connors US Open 98
Roger Federer  US Open 89
Jimmy Connors Wimbledon 84
Novak Djokovic  Australian Open 82
Novak Djokovic  Roland Garros 82
Novak Djokovic  US Open 81
Ultimate Tennis Stats

Nadal’s win on Monday against Thompson was also his 299th at a Grand Slam event. Only Roger Federer (369) and Novak Djokovic (324) are ahead of him in the 300-win club among male tennis players.

Most wins at Grand Slams (men)

Player Career Titles Career Win/Loss
Roger Federer 20 369-60
Novak Djokovic 20 324-46
Rafael Nadal 21 299-41
Jimmy Connors 8 233-49
Andre Agassi 8 224-53
Ivan Lendl 8 222-49
Pete Sampras 14 203-38
Andy Murray 3 193-50
Stefan Edberg 6 178-47
John McEnroe 7 167-38
via ATP Tour

Nadal also extended his run of first-round wins at the French Open to 18, having never lost in the opening round of his favourite Major.

The Spaniard is making his 18th consecutive appearance at Roland Garros and owns an 106-3 record with a record 13 titles (2005-08, 2010-14, 2017-20). Last year his streak of 4 straight titles ended with a 4-set semi-final loss to Djokovic. Nadal’s earliest Roland Garros loss came to No 25-ranked Robin Soderling in the fourth round of the 2009 edition.

The 2022 marks only the second time he has been seeded outside top four at this event (No 6 in 2015).

He is, of course, on 21 Major titles at the moment – one ahead of both Federer and Djokovic.

There might be many debates in tennis but not one over Nadal’s status as the greatest of all time on clay with 62 of his 91 titles coming on this surface. On clay, he has a stunning 468-45 record overall (.912 W/L), 130-3 record in best-of-5-set matches (.977), an 81-match win streak (2005-07), a 50-set win streak (2017-18) and 0 losing streaks.

(Stats via ATP Media Info)