Rafael Nadal made history on Sunday by winning an unprecedented 12th Roland Garros title. Here are all of the dozen victories ranked – based on performance, drama and opposition level - from bottom to top.
Nadal’s Roland Garros title eight years ago saw him drop more games than in any of his other French Open title wins.
Twenty-four were lost in a first round five-set struggle against the big-serving American John Isner (one of only two five-set matches Nadal has ever played in Paris).
The title win was also less memorable than some of the others because the final was a bit of a damp squib, with Nadal’s opponent Roger Federer fatigued from the effort of beating Novak Djokovic in the semis.
Sets dropped: 3
Games dropped: 96
A tournament that was largely plain sailing for Nadal and lacked a thrilling final to take it to the memorable levels of some of the others. Djokovic was the opponent on this occasion, and in drizzly and slow conditions neither player could quite play their best in a four-set Nadal win that was played over two days.
Sets dropped: 1
Games dropped: 53
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