He has been ranked world No. 1 for 209 weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Nadal has won a record 22 Grand Slam men's singles titles, including a record 14 French Open titles. He has won 92 ATP singles titles, including 36 Masters titles, with 63 of these on clay. Nadal's 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.
He also won an Olympic gold medal that year in singles in Beijing. After defeating Novak Djokovic at the 2010 US Open final, then 24-year-old Nadal became the youngest man in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam, and the first man to win three majors on three different surfaces (hard, grass and clay) in the same year (Surface Slam). With his Olympic gold medal, he is one of only two men to complete the Career Golden Slam in singles.
Nadal has sparked fears that he will be unable to recover in time to face Nick Kyrgios in Friday's semi-final match, which would give the Australian a walkover into a maiden Grand Slam final. The Spaniard was physically hampered for most of his match against Fritz, receiving an off-court medical time out and admitting he considered retiring.