He became only sixth player to win seven singles titles at one Grand Slam tournament, having bagged the French Open championship during 2005 to 2008 and 2010 to 2012. He emulated England’s William Renshaw at Wimbledon, United States’ Richard Seles, William Larned, Bill Tilden – all in their own backyard at the US Open, and also United States’ Pete Sampras at Wimbledon.
He became the first ever male player to bag seven singles titles at Roland Garros. In the process, he surpassed Sweden’s Bjorn Borg who won six championships in 1974, 1975 and from 1978 to 1981. Just for the record, Chris Evert is the only woman player to win seven singles titles in 1974-75, 1979-80, 1983, 1985-86.
With eleven Grand Slam titles to his credit he became the joint fourth in the list of most Grand Slam titles in a career. He shared the honour with Swden’s Bjorn Borg and Australia’s Rod Laver with Switzerland’s Roger Federer (16), United States’ Pete Sampras (14) and Australia’s Roy Emerson (12) being ahead of him now.
He became only the second player in the Open era to bag seven titles at a single championship. Only United States’ Pete Sampras has done that before at Wimbledon.