Nadal equals clay-court record

Rafael Nadal won a record-equalling 46th career clay-court title with a 6-4 6-1 victory over local favourite Juan Monaco in the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires.

Rafa loses in Rio

Rafael Nadal lost his first semi-final on clay for 12 years, beaten 1-6 6-2 7-5 by Italian Fabio Fognini at the Rio Open.

Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon

Young wildcard Australian Nick Kyrgios, 19-years-old, rained down 37 aces to dump world numero uno Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon and reach the quarter finals.

Nadal loses to Almagro in Barcelona

World numero uno Rafael Nadal’s 11-year, 41-match winning streak at the Barcelona Open is over after a quarter-final defeat by fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, the score 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Nadal winning streak comes to an end in Beijing

Rafael Nadal may be set to overtake Novak Djokovic and regain the world number one spot on Monday, but he was comprehensively beaten 6-3, 6-4 by the Serb in the China Open final. Nadal failed to engineer even a single break point as his unbeaten run of 21 matches came to an end

Nadal wins the Rogers Cup

Rafael Nadal breezed past Canada’s Milos Raonic with a brilliant performance to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Nadal needed just 68 minutes to win 6-2 6-2 and claim his eighth title and fourth Masters 1000 victory of 2013.

Record eighth title for Nadal

Rafael Nadal swept aside fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to win a record eighth French Open title, coming through 6-3 6-2 6-3 to reaffirm his dominance on clay.

Nadal wins Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal beat Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2 6-4 to win the Madrid Open for the third time. Nadal went through the match without dropping serve to win his fifth title of the year since returning from a long lay-off because of a knee injury.