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The 2015 Rafael Nadal tennis season officially began on 5 January 2015 with the start of the 2015 Qatar Open.

2015 Rafael Nadal tennis season
Rafael Nadal Monte Carlo Semifinal 2015.jpg
Full nameRafael Nadal Parera
Country Spain
Calendar prize money$3,943,888
Season record61–20 (75.3%)
Calendar titles3
Year-end rankingNo. 5
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 2
Australian OpenQF
French OpenQF
Wimbledon2R
US Open3R
Season record13–7 (65.0%)
Calendar titles1
Current ranking86
Ranking change from previous yearIncrease 719
InjuriesN/A
Last updated on: 9 November 2015.

Contents

Year in detailEdit

Australian Open SeriesEdit

Qatar OpenEdit

Nadal began the year as the defending champion at the Qatar Open. However, he lost in the first round, suffering a shocking three set defeat to world number 127 Michael Berrer.[1] He won the doubles title with Juan Mónaco.

Australian OpenEdit

Nadal opened his 2015 Australian Open by defeating Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets. In the second round, he prevailed in a tough five-setter against American Tim Smyczek, despite being visibly unwell at times during the match. He then beat Dudi Sela and Kevin Anderson in straight sets to advance to his 28th career Grand Slam quarterfinal. He was defeated there by Tomáš Berdych, thus ending his 17-match win streak against the Czech. This resulted in Berdych becoming only the second player to defeat all four members of the Big Four at a Grand Slam, after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

South American clay court seasonEdit

Rio OpenEdit

Nadal reached the semifinals of the Rio Open after defeating Thomaz Bellucci, Pablo Carreño Busta and Pablo Cuevas. However, he lost to Fabio Fognini in three sets in the semifinals, despite winning the first set and being a break up in the second. This was the first loss in his career against the Italian.

Argentina OpenEdit

Nadal played in the ATP Buenos Aires tournament, in Argentina, reaching the final without losing a set. He won his first singles title of 2015 and his 46th career clay-court title with a straight-sets victory over Juan Mónaco.[2]

The March MastersEdit

Indian Wells MastersEdit

Nadal reached the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters after beating his first three opponents in straight sets. However, his run was ended by Milos Raonic who beat him in three tight sets after Nadal squandered three match points in the second set tiebreak.

Miami OpenEdit

He next competed at the Miami Open, hoping to reach the final for the fifth time and win the tournament for the first time. He had a bye in the first round and proceeded by beating Nicolás Almagro in straight sets but he lost to Fernando Verdasco in the next round in three sets, failing to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open for the first time since 2006 (absent in 2013).

European clay court seasonEdit

Monte-Carlo MastersEdit

Nadal began his favourite part of the season in the clay courts of Monte-Carlo. After a first round bye, he defeated Lucas Pouille in a straight sets match before working hard to pass through big-serving John Isner in three tough sets to book his quarterfinal spot. He defeated David Ferrer in another tight, three set match to proceed to the semifinals, and record his first win over a top 10 player since the final of the 2014 French Open. However, he was defeated by world No.1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals in straight sets.

Barcelona OpenEdit

Nadal received a bye in the first round of the 2015 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and faced Nicolás Almagro in the second round, completing his revenge for his only loss in Barcelona last year to him by beating him in straight sets. However, he was upset by Fabio Fognini in the next round in straight sets for the second time in the year. The loss made Fognini become the fifth man to beat Nadal on clay more than once after Gastón Gaudio, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and David Ferrer. He also became the second man to beat Nadal on clay twice in a row in the same year after Djokovic in 2011.

Madrid OpenEdit

After a first round bye, Nadal had wins over Steve Johnson and Simone Bolelli, each in two sets. He faced Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals and also dispatched him in straight sets. In the semifinals, Nadal had a two set win over Tomáš Berdych to reach his seventh Madrid Open final and 41st Masters 1000 final. He lost to Andy Murray in the final in straight sets. The loss saw Nadal drop out of the Top 5 for the first time since 2005, falling to No. 7.

Italian OpenEdit

Nadal was granted a first round bye and faced qualifier Marsel İlhan, dominating him in straight sets. He next faced the big-serving John Isner again in the third round and defeated him in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals. He was taken down by Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals in straight sets, squandering a 6–2 lead in the first set tiebreak and four set points, marking the first time since 2008 that he did not reach the final at the tournament. This also marked the first time since 2004 that Nadal failed to win a single European clay court title before the French Open.

French OpenEdit

Nadal opened his campaign for a 10th French Open title by facing off against wildcard Quentin Halys, beating him in straight sets. He then defeated compatriot Nicolás Almagro and Andrey Kuznetsov, again both in straight sets. In the fourth round he defeated Jack Sock in four sets, but eventually lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. The loss ended Nadal's 5 year winning streak at Roland Garros and was just his second loss ever at the tournament. This loss also marked the first time since 2004 that Nadal failed to win at least one of the first two Grand Slam events of the season. As a result, his ranking dropped to No. 10 in the ATP singles ranking, his lowest ranking since April 2005.

The grass seasonEdit

Stuttgart OpenEdit

Nadal opened his grass-court season campaign by participating in the Stuttgart Open and survived his first match against Marcos Baghdatis by beating him in three tight sets. He next faces Bernard Tomic and booked his semifinal spot by beating him in another three tight sets. Nadal reached his first grass-court tournament final since reaching the 2011 Wimbledon final by beating Gaël Monfils in straight sets. Nadal won his third Stuttgart title and first grass-court title for the first time since winning the 2010 Wimbledon Championships by beating Viktor Troicki in straight sets in the final. It was only his 2nd title of 2015.

Queen's Club ChampionshipsEdit

Nadal played at the Queen's Club for the first time since 2011 as the fifth seed. He was knocked out in the first round by Alexandr Dolgopolov, who had previously beaten him at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open.

WimbledonEdit

Nadal played at the 2015 Wimbledon as tenth seed. After beating Thomaz Bellucci in the first round in straight sets, he was eliminated in the second round in four sets by Dustin Brown. By winning, Brown became the first ever qualifier to ever beat Nadal at a Grand Slam.

US Open SeriesEdit

German OpenEdit

Nadal decided to participate in the German Open for the first time since he defeated Roger Federer in the 2008 final in this tournament. He faced a tough opponent, Fernando Verdasco, in the first round but managed to defeat him in three sets. He next faced Jiří Veselý and easily dispatched him in straight sets followed by another straightforward quarterfinal victory against Pablo Cuevas to set a semifinal encounter with Andreas Seppi, which he won again in straight sets. Nadal extended his streak of winning at least one European clay-court title every year since winning in 2004 by beating Fabio Fognini in the Hamburg final in straight sets.

Canadian OpenEdit

Nadal opened his hard-court season campaign in Canada where he had won the title 3 times. He faced Sergiy Stakhovsky as his first opponent and defeated him in straight sets. He beat Mikhail Youzhny in the third round and advanced to QF, where he lost to Kei Nishikori in straight sets. This marked the first time in eight meetings that he lost a match against the Japanese player.

Cincinnati MastersEdit

Nadal participated in the Cincinnati Masters the following week, hoping to repeat his 2013 feat by winning this tournament. He opened his campaign against Frenchman Jérémy Chardy and successfully defeated the Rogers Cup semi-finalist in straight sets to book his third round clash with compatriot Feliciano López, which he lost in three sets.

US OpenEdit

In the final major of the season, Nadal once again faced Fognini, and again was defeated by the player from Italy, losing in the third round. In that match, Nadal won the first two sets, and previously had been 151–0 in Grand Slam matches that he led two sets to love(0). However, Fognini still defeated Nadal in five sets. The upset loss ended Nadal's record 10-year streak of winning at least one major, and leaving him one year short of the record 11-year streak of reaching at least one major final (shared by Lendl and Sampras).

Asian Fall & Indoor Hard Court SeasonEdit

Davis CupEdit

Nadal and many of his Spanish compatriots made a comeback to the Spanish Davis Cup team after the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team, Gala Leon, was fired due to several critics and rebellions from the Spanish tennis players like Nadal and Ferrer. Spain was now at the Europe Africa Zone due to several consecutive losses. Spain meets Denmark in the 1st round play-offs and easily defeated Denmark with a dominant 5–0 score with Rafa winning in both doubles and singles. He won against Mikael Torpegaard in straight sets.

China OpenEdit

Nadal started the Asian Fall by participating in the China Open where he managed to reach the quarterfinals after beating home hope Wu Di and Vasek Pospisil both in straight sets. He survived a quarterfinal test against Jack Sock after comebacking from a set down to set a fifth meeting this year with his nemesis Fabio Fognini. He succeeded in exacting revenge against Fognini by beating him in straight sets to reach his first hard-court tournament final for more than a year. Nadal lost to World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the final 2-6, 2-6.

Shanghai MastersEdit

Nadal received a first round bye into this ATP Masters 1000 event and faced Ivo Karlović in the second round. Nadal won the first set 7-5 after initially trailing 3-5 but Karlovic forced the second set to a decider which he won 6-7(4). After 2 hours and 44 minutes, Nadal prevailed in the third and final set decider 7-6(4) and won the match. Nadal then avenged his Indian Wells quarterfinals lost against Milos Raonic by beating him in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals. He defeated World No.4 and 2015 French Open Champion Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to reach his first semifinal of a Masters 1000 hard-court tournament in more than a year and with this win, Nadal qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals. Despite sporting an 8-3 head-to-head winning record against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nadal fell to the Frenchman in the semi-finals in three sets 4–6, 6–0, 5–7.

Swiss IndoorsEdit

Nadal participated in the Swiss Indoors ATP 500 at Basel and survived a scare in the first round against Lukáš Rosol by beating him in a comeback three-setter where Rosol was 2 points away from winning at the 2nd set at 5-4 on his own serve. In Nadal's next match against Grigor Dimitrov, Rafa battled back from a break down in the final set to defeat Dimitrov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals. Nadal came back from a set and a break down to surpass big-serving Croatian Marin Čilić in three sets. Nadal reached the second final in a hard-court tournament of the season when he beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet in straight sets to set his first meeting for almost 2 years with long-time rival Roger Federer. However, in his first final at the Swiss Indoor, Nadal lost 3-6, 7-5, 3-6 to Federer.

Paris MastersEdit

Nadal, seeded 7th, received a bye into the Round of 32 of the Paris Masters in Paris, France. Rafa rolled into the Round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-2 win, his 2nd in back-to-back weeks, over Lukáš Rosol, the 66th-ranked Czech, in just over an hour. Nadal then took on the big hitting South African Kevin Anderson and made another comeback from a set down and 5-6 down in the second set tie-break, saving a match point and closing out the match by breaking twice in the third set. Nadal faced world No.4 Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals and despite pushing both sets to a tiebreaker, Rafa lost the match 6–7(8–10), 6–7(7–9).

ATP World Tour FinalsEdit

Rafael Nadal was seeded fifth in the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals in London and was drawn in the Ilie Năstase Group alongside Andy Murray, David Ferrer and Stan Wawrinka. He first played against Wawrinka and successfully crushed his nemesis in straight sets. Nadal continued his blistering resurgence of form by dominating a fellow Big Four, Murray, in straight sets to claim a semifinal spot in the ATP Finals. He then beat Ferrer in three sets, advancing to the semifinals with three wins. But he then lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

All matchesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles matchesEdit

Tournament Match Round Opponent (Seed or Key) Rank Result Score


Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
ATP Tour 250
Hard, outdoor
4 – 10 January 2015
1 / 847 1R   Michael Berrer (Q) 127 Loss 6–1, 3–6, 4–6


Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
19 January – 1 February 2015
2 / 848 1R   Mikhail Youzhny 49 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
3 / 849 2R   Tim Smyczek (Q) 112 Win 6–2, 3–6, 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–5
4 / 850 3R   Dudi Sela 106 Win 6–1, 6–0, 7–5
5 / 851 4R   Kevin Anderson (14) 15 Win 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
6 / 852 QF   Tomáš Berdych (7) 7 Loss 2–6, 0–6, 6–7(5–7)


Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ATP Tour 500
Clay, outdoor
16 – 22 February 2015
7 / 853 1R   Thomaz Bellucci 64 Win 6–4, 6–1
8 / 854 2R   Pablo Carreño Busta 55 Win 7–5, 6–3
9 / 855 QF   Pablo Cuevas (6) 23 Win 4–6, 7–5, 6–0
10 / 856 SF   Fabio Fognini (4) 28 Loss 6–1, 2–6, 5–7


Argentina Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
ATP Tour 250
Clay, outdoor
23 February – 1 March 2015
1R Bye
11 / 857 2R   Facundo Argüello (Q) 146 Win 6–4, 6–0
12 / 858 QF   Federico Delbonis 59 Win 6–1, 6–1
13 / 859 SF   Carlos Berlocq 74 Win 7–6(9–7), 6–2
14 / 860 W   Juan Mónaco 60 Win (1) 6–4, 6–1


Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
9 – 22 March 2015
1R Bye
15 / 861 2R   Igor Sijsling 134 Win 6–4, 6–2
16 / 862 3R   Donald Young 47 Win 6–4, 6–2
17 / 863 4R   Gilles Simon (13) 14 Win 6–2, 6–4
18 / 864 QF   Milos Raonic (6) 6 Loss 6–4, 6–7(10–12), 5–7


Miami Open
Miami, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
24 – 4 April 2015
1R Bye
19 / 865 2R   Nicolás Almagro 74 Won 6–4, 6–2
20 / 866 3R   Fernando Verdasco (29) 34 Loss 4–6, 6–2, 3–6


Monte-Carlo Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
12–19 April 2015
1R Bye
21 / 867 2R   Lucas Pouille 108 Win 6–2, 6–1
22 / 868 3R   John Isner (15) 19 Win 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3
23 / 869 QF   David Ferrer (5) 7 Win 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
24 / 870 SF   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 3–6, 3–6


Barcelona Open
Barcelona, Spain
ATP Tour 500
Clay, outdoor
20–26 April 2015
1R Bye
25 / 871 2R   Nicolás Almagro 123 Win 6–3, 6–1
26 / 872 3R   Fabio Fognini (13) 30 Loss 4–6, 6–7(6–8)


Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
4–10 May 2015
1R Bye
27 / 873 2R   Steve Johnson 54 Win 6–4, 6–3
28 / 874 3R   Simone Bolelli 63 Win 6–2, 6–2
29 / 875 QF   Grigor Dimitrov (10) 11 Win 6–3, 6–4
30 / 876 SF   Tomáš Berdych (6) 7 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–1
31 / 877 F   Andy Murray (2) 3 Loss (1) 3–6, 2–6


Italian Open
Rome, Italy
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
11–17 May 2015
1R Bye
32 / 878 2R   Marsel İlhan (Q) 87 Win 6–2, 6–0
33 / 879 3R   John Isner (16) 17 Win 6–4, 6–4
34 / 880 QF   Stan Wawrinka (8) 9 Loss 6–7(7–9), 2–6


French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam tournament
Clay, outdoor
24 May – 7 June 2015
35 / 881 1R   Quentin Halys (WC) 304 Win 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
36 / 882 2R   Nicolás Almagro 154 Win 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
37 / 883 3R   Andrey Kuznetsov 120 Win 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
38 / 884 4R   Jack Sock 37 Win 6–3, 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
39 / 885 QF   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 5–7, 3–6, 1–6


Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
ATP Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
8–14 June 2015
1R Bye
40 / 886 2R   Marcos Baghdatis 63 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–2
41 / 887 QF   Bernard Tomic (5) 24 Win 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
42 / 888 SF   Gaël Monfils (4) 16 Win 6–3, 6–4
33 / 889 W   Viktor Troicki (8) 28 Win (2) 7–6(7–3), 6–3


Queen's Club Championships
London, United Kingdom
ATP Tour 500
Grass, outdoor
15–21 June 2015
44 / 890 1R   Alexandr Dolgopolov 75 Loss 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 4–6


Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam tournament
Grass, outdoor
29 June – 12 July 2015
45 / 891 1R   Thomaz Bellucci 42 Win 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
46 / 892 2R   Dustin Brown (Q) 102 Loss 5–7, 6–3, 4–6, 4–6


German Open
Hamburg, Germany
ATP Tour 500
Clay, outdoor
27 July – 2 August 2015
47 / 893 1R   Fernando Verdasco 41 Win 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
48 / 894 2R   Jiří Veselý 45 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
49 / 895 QF   Pablo Cuevas (5) 31 Win 6–3, 6–2
50 / 896 SF   Andreas Seppi (4) 26 Win 6–1, 6–2
51 / 897 W   Fabio Fognini (8) 32 Win (3) 7–5, 7–5


Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
10 – 16 August 2015
1R Bye
52 / 898 2R   Sergiy Stakhovsky 60 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–3
53 / 899 3R   Mikhail Youzhny 101 Win 6–3, 6–3
54 / 900 QF   Kei Nishikori (4) 4 Loss 2–6, 4–6


Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
17 – 23 August 2015
1R Bye
55 / 901 2R   Jérémy Chardy 27 Win 6–3, 6–4
56 / 902 3R   Feliciano López 23 Loss 7–5, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)


US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
31 August – 13 September 2015
57 / 903 1R   Borna Ćorić 35 Win 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
58 / 904 2R   Diego Schwartzman 74 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 7–5
59 / 905 3R   Fabio Fognini (32) 32 Loss 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 4–6


Davis Cup Group I
Odense, Denmark
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
18 – 20 September 2015
60 / 906 RR   Mikael Torpegaard 909 Win 6–4, 6–3, 6–2


China Open
Beijing, China
ATP Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
5 – 11 October 2015
61 / 907 1R   Wu Di 224 Win 6–4, 6–4
62 / 908 2R   Vasek Pospisil 44 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–4
63 / 909 QF   Jack Sock 30 Win 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
64 / 910 SF   Fabio Fognini 28 Win 7–5, 6–3
65 / 911 F   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss (2) 2–6, 2–6


Shanghai Masters
Shanghai, China
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
12 – 18 October 2015
1R Bye
66 / 912 2R   Ivo Karlović 21 Win 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4)
67 / 913 3R   Milos Raonic (9) 9 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
68 / 914 QF   Stan Wawrinka (4) 4 Win 6–2, 6–1
69 / 915 SF   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (16) 15 Loss 4–6, 6–0, 5–7


Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
ATP Tour 500
Hard, indoor
26 October – 1 November 2015
70 / 916 1R   Lukáš Rosol 78 Win 1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
71 / 917 2R   Grigor Dimitrov 28 Win 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
72 / 918 QF   Marin Čilić (7) 13 Win 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
73 / 919 SF   Richard Gasquet (5) 11 Win 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
74 / 920 F   Roger Federer (1) 3 Loss (3) 3–6, 7–5, 3–6


Paris Masters
Paris, France
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
2 – 8 November 2015
1R Bye
75 / 921 2R   Lukáš Rosol (Q) 66 Win 6–2, 6–2
76 / 922 3R   Kevin Anderson (11) 12 Win 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
77 / 923 QF   Stan Wawrinka (4) 4 Loss 6–7(8–10), 6–7(7–9)


ATP World Tour Finals
London, United Kingdom
ATP Finals
Hard, indoor
15 – 22 November 2015
78 / 924 RR   Stan Wawrinka (4) 4 Win 6–3, 6–2
79 / 925 RR   Andy Murray (2) 2 Win 6–4, 6–1
80 / 926 RR   David Ferrer (7) 7 Win 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–4
81 / 927 SF   Novak Djokovic (1) 1 Loss 3–6, 3–6

Doubles matchesEdit

Tournament Match Round Opponents (Seed or Key) Ranks Result Score


Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
ATP Tour 250
Hard, outdoor
4 – 10 January 2015
Partner:   Juan Mónaco
1 / 170 1R   Simone Bolelli /   Leonardo Mayer #139 / #67 Win 6–3, 6–3
2 / 171 QF   Benjamin Becker /   Artem Sitak #192 / #66 Win 2–6, 6–2, [10–6]
3 / 172 SF   Novak Djokovic /   Filip Krajinović (WC) #568 / #1449 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–1
4 / 173 W   Julian Knowle /   Philipp Oswald #40 / #53 Win (1) 6–3, 6–4


Argentina Open
Buenos Aires, Argentina
ATP Tour 250
Clay, outdoor
23 February – 1 March 2015
Partner:   Juan Mónaco
5 / 174 1R   František Čermák /   Jiří Veselý #60 / #103 Win 4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
6 / 175 QF   Federico Delbonis /   Andrés Molteni (WC) #241 / #138 Loss 4–6, 6–3, [7–10]


Indian Wells Masters
Indian Wells, United States
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
9 – 22 March 2015
Partner:   Pablo Carreño
7 / 176 1R   Pablo Cuevas /   David Marrero #23 / #23 Win 6–2, 6–1
8 / 177 2R   Marcel Granollers /   Marc López (6) #11 / #14 Win 6–4, 6–4
9 / 178 QF   Simone Bolelli /   Fabio Fognini #49 / #22 Loss 1–6, 6–3, [4–10]


Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
ATP Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
8 – 14 June 2015
Partner:   Feliciano López
10 / 179 1R   Rameez Junaid /   Adil Shamasdin #67 / #60 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–2
QF   Juan Sebastián Cabal /   Robert Farah Maksoud (5) #28 / #33 Walkover N/A
SF   Alexander Peya /   Bruno Soares #15 / #13 Withdrew N/A


Queen's Club Championships
London, United Kingdom
ATP Tour 500
Grass, outdoor
15 – 21 June 2015
Partner:   Marc López
11 / 180 1R   Milos Raonic /   Édouard Roger-Vasselin #826 / #19 Won 6–4, 6–4
12 / 181 2R   Daniel Nestor /   Leander Paes (3) #23 / #24 Loss 6–7(3–7), 4–6


German Open
Hamburg, Germany
ATP Tour 500
Clay, outdoor
27 June – 3 July 2015
Partner:   Jaume Munar
13 / 182 1R   Simone Bolelli /   Fabio Fognini (1) #11 / #7 Loss 4–6, 2–6


Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
10 – 16 August 2015
Partner:   Fernando Verdasco
14 / 183 1R   Tomáš Berdych /   Jack Sock #564 / #18 Win 6–3, 5–7, [10–7]
15 / 184 2R   Pierre-Hugues Herbert /   Nicolas Mahut (8) #20 / #22 Win 7–6(10–8), 6–7(2–7), [10–4]
16 / 185 QF   Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan (1) #1 / #1 Loss 3–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]


Davis Cup Group I
Odense, Denmark
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
18 – 20 September 2015
Partner:   Fernando Verdasco
17 / 186 1R   Thomas Kromann /   Frederik Nielsen #none / #149 Win 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4


Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
ATP Tour 500
Hard, indoor
26 October – 1 November 2015
Partner:   Marc López
18 / 187 1R   Borna Ćorić /   Viktor Troicki #none / #161 Won 6–1, 4–6, [10–5]
19 / 188 QF   Jean-Julien Rojer /   Horia Tecău (2) #5 / #4 Loss 5–7, 6–7(5–7)


Paris Masters
Paris, France
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
2 – 8 November 2015
Partner:   Leander Paes
20 / 189 1R   Dominic Inglot /   Robert Lindstedt #29 / #23 Loss 3–6, 4–6

Tournament scheduleEdit

Singles scheduleEdit

Nadal's 2015 singles tournament schedule is as follows: (Bolded letter indicates better or same result at the tournament)

Date Tournament Location Category Surface1 Outcome 2014 Outcome 2015 Prev. Pts ew Pts2
04 – 11 Jan 2015 Qatar Open Doha, Qatar 250 Series Hard W 1R 250 0
19 Jan – 1 Feb 2015 Australian Open Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard F QF 1200 360
16 – 22 Feb 2015 Rio Open Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 500 Series Clay W SF 500 180
23 Feb – 1 March 2015 Argentina Open Buenos Aires, Argentina 250 Series Clay DNS W 0 250
9 – 22 March 2015 Indian Wells Masters Indian Wells, United States Masters 1000 Hard 3R QF 45 180
25 March – 5 April 2015 Miami Open Miami, United States Masters 1000 Hard F 3R 600 45
12 – 19 April 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France Masters 1000 Clay QF SF 180 360
20 – 26 April 2015 Barcelona Open Barcelona, Spain 500 Series Clay QF 3R 90 45
3 – 10 May 2015 Madrid Open Madrid, Spain Masters 1000 Clay W F 1000 600
10 – 17 May 2015 Italian Open Rome, Italy Masters 1000 Clay F QF 600 180
24 May – 07 Jun 2015 French Open Paris, France Grand Slam Clay W QF 2000 360
08 – 14 Jun 2015 Stuttgart Open Stuttgart, Germany 250 Series Grass DNS W 0 250
15 – 21 Jun 2015 Queen's Club Championships London, United Kingdom 500 Series Grass DNS 1R 0 0
29 Jun – 12 Jul 2015 Wimbledon Championships London, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass 4R 2R 180 45
25 Jul – 02 Aug 2015 German Open Hamburg, Germany 500 Series Clay DNS W 0 500
10 – 16 Aug 2015 Canadian Open Montreal, Canada Masters 1000 Hard DNS QF 0 180
16 – 23 Aug 2015 Cincinnati Masters Cincinnati, United States Masters 1000 Hard DNS 3R 0 90
31 Aug – 13 Sep 2015 US Open New York City, United States Grand Slam Hard DNS 3R 0 90
05 – 11 Oct 2015 China Open Beijing, China 500 Series Hard QF F 90 300
11 – 18 Oct 2015 Shanghai Masters Shanghai, China Masters 1000 Hard 2R SF 10 360
26 Oct – 01 Nov 2015 Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland 500 Series Hard (i) QF F 90 300
02 – 08 Nov 2015 Paris Masters Paris, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) DNS QF 0 180
15 – 22 Nov 2015 ATP World Tour Finals London, United Kingdom ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) DNS SF 0 600
Total 6835 5230

1 The symbol (i) = indoors means that the respective tournament will be held indoors.

2 The ATP numbers between brackets = non-countable tournaments.

Yearly recordsEdit

Head-to-head matchupsEdit

Rafael Nadal has a 61–20 (75.3% of wins) match win-loss record in the 2015 season. His record against players who were part of the ATP Rankings Top Ten at the time of their meetings was 7–11 (38.9% of wins). The following list is ordered by number of wins: (Bolded number marks a top 10 player at the time of match, Italic means top 30)

FinalsEdit

Singles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Category
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 (1–2)
ATP World Tour 250 (2–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (1–0)
Titles by Location
Outdoors (3–2)
Indoors (0–1)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 65. March 1, 2015 250 Series Argentina Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Juan Mónaco 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 29. May 10, 2015 Masters 1000 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay   Andy Murray 3–6, 2–6
Winner 66. June 14, 2015 250 Series Stuttgart Open, Stuttgart, Germany Grass   Viktor Troicki 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 67. August 2, 2015 500 Series German Open, Hamburg, Germany (2) Clay   Fabio Fognini 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 30. October 11, 2015 500 Series China Open, Beijing, China Hard   Novak Djokovic 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 31. November 1, 2015 500 Series Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Roger Federer 3–6, 7–5, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Year-End Championships (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by Location
Outdoors (1–0)
Indoors (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 9. January 9, 2015 250 Series Qatar Open, Doha, Qatar (4) Hard   Juan Mónaco   Julian Knowle
  Philipp Oswald
6–3, 6–4

EarningsEdit

  • Bold font denotes tournament win
# Venue Singles Prize Money Year-to-date
1. 2015 Qatar ExxonMobil Open $42,275 $42,275
2. 2015 Australian Open A$340,000 $308,291
3. 2015 Rio Open $73,240 $381,531
4. 2015 Argentina Open $93,305 $474,836
5. 2015 Indian Wells Masters $130,655 $605,491
6. 2015 Miami Open $31,670 $637,161
7. 2015 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters €155,000 $762,785
8. 2015 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell €22,565 $787,157
9. 2015 Mutua Madrid Open €392,000 $1,225,923
10. 2015 Internazionali BNL d'Italia €78,820 $1,314,186
11. 2015 French Open €250,000 $1,564,186
12. 2015 MercedesCup €104,600 $1,705,561
13. 2015 Aegon Championships €11,035 $1,717,990
14. 2015 Wimbledon £47,000 $1,791,955
15. 2015 International German Open €311,755 $2,134,127
16. 2015 Rogers Cup $85,985 $2,220,112
17. 2015 Western & Southern Open $47,625 $2,267,737
18. 2015 US Open $120,200 $2,387,937
19. 2015 China Open $295,180 $2,683,117
20. 2015 Shanghai Masters $225,460 $2,908,577
21. 2015 Swiss Indoors €172,200 $3,098,289
22. 2015 Paris Masters €82,030 $3,188,513
23. 2015 ATP World Tour Finals $668,000 $3,943,888

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Belluci was ranked outside the top 50 for their first meeting (1–0) but top 50 for their second meeting (1–0).