The season that just ended has represented for Rafael Nadal a true test of mental strength. At one point, it looked like the `King of Clay` will collapse.His place in the ranking has suffered greatly. After 10 years, Nadal has come out of the top 5. Went up on the site of the 10th century in the ATP singles rankings. Towards the end of the season, He continued to descend until the 10th position in the ATP singles rankings.

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Towards the end of the season,

Thanks to better results in Asian tournaments he began to climb again in the rankings.At the ATP Finals in London, Nadal managed to beat Murray in the group stage, but in the semifinals he had no chance against no.1 ATP , Novak Djokovic. Thus he ended the season on the 5th position.

Along his career, Nadal has won 9 times Rolland Garros (2005,2006,2007,2008,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014- an absolute record), twice Wimbledon and US Open and one time the Australian Open

Due to this impressive series of victories on Rolland Garros clay, Rafael Nadal is considered, rightly, the biggest player on clay in the history of Tennis.

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He won his first Rolland Garros title at his very first participation, at just 19 years old. Until now, it was defeated only twice at Rolland Garros: in 2009 by Robin Soderling in the semi-finals and in 2015 by Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

The evolution of Rafael Nadal was influenced in most occasions by the number or frequency of injuries. Unfortunately, since 2010 Nadal began to be a casual victim of health problems.

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This was seen in his performances and subsequently in the rankings.So far, Nadal has lost on 3 different occasions the world leader position in the ATP rankings.

Spanish tennis player has managed twice to regain the ATP leadership. However, the fall of 2015 seem to be the worst. The return of Nadal on top of the ATP rankings is strictly conditioned by the absence of any injury. As it could be seen, after a long absence from the tennis court, Nadal is facing serious problems that make him not to play at his maximum potential.

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