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QUIZ: 14 questions to check if you know your Rafa Nadal history at Roland-Garros 

14 trophies in 14 Roland-Garros are enough for 14 questions for Rafans, all dedicated to the journey of Nadal in Paris

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When did Rafael Nadal play his first Roland-Garros?

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
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Of these names, tick the two that Nadal has never played in a Roland-Garros final

  • Djokovic
  • Federer
  • Ferrer
  • Nalbandian
  • Murray
  • Puerta
  • Thiem
  • Ruud
  • Soderling
  • Wawrinka
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Three men have lost to Nadal in five sets at Roland-Garros. Who are they?

  • Djokovic, Federer, Murray
  • Djokovic, Ferrer, Auger-Aliassime
  • Djokovic, Isner, Auger-Aliassime
  • Soderling, Isner, Auger-Aliassime
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Has Rafa Nadal ever lost in straight sets at Roland-Garros ?

  • 👍 Yes he did
  • 👎 No, you’re kidding
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Nadal played only Madrid (semis) and Rome (quarters) on clay prior to Roland-Garros this year. It was his shortest preparation ever before Roland-Garros.

  • 👍 True
  • 👎 Fake news
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Tick the age of Rafa when he won his first Coupe des Mousquetaires and his current age before the final vs. Ruud

  • 19-36
  • 18-37
  • 17-37
  • 20-34
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Where did Rafa Nadal play his first match at Roland-Garros ?

  • Center Court, not yet called Court Philippe-Chatrier
  • Court Suzanne-Lenglen
  • Court n°1 (no longer existing)
  • Court Simonne-Mathieu
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What was the year of the celebration pictured here?

  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

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Roland-Garros is the major at which Nadal and Federer have played against each other the most times.

  • Everyone knows !
  • Bullshit !
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Tick the year of the kit and haircut pictured here

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2014
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Nadal owns the record for being a participant in the latest match ever played at Roland-Garros.

  • False
  • True : 1:55 a.m. vs. Djokovic in 2021
  • True : 1.26 a.m. vs. Sinner in 2020
  • True : 1:14 a.m. vs. Djokovic in 2022
{"question":"Only one of these lower-ranked players has never played against Nadal at Roland-Garros\u00a0. Which one\u00a0?","image":{"id":297317,"url":"https:\/\/assets.tennismajors.com\/app\/uploads\/2020\/10\/26003945\/Nadal-Roland-2006.jpg"},"images":["","","","","","","",""],"answers":["Lars Burgsmuller","Kevin Kim","Flavio Cipolla","Pedro Cachin","Quentin Halys","Nicolas Devilder","Antonio Veic","Gianni Mina"],"answerssymbols":["","","","","","","",""],"correctAnswers":[3],"answerRight":"Cachin, who lost to fellow left-hander Hugo Gaston in the second round this year, has never played against Rafa in Paris.","answerWrong":"Cachin, who lost to fellow left-hander Hugo Gaston in the second round this year, has never played against Rafa in Paris."}

Only one of these lower-ranked players has never played against Nadal at Roland-Garros . Which one ?

  • Lars Burgsmuller
  • Kevin Kim
  • Flavio Cipolla
  • Pedro Cachin
  • Quentin Halys
  • Nicolas Devilder
  • Antonio Veic
  • Gianni Mina
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Only one of these facts is inaccurate. Which one?

  • Nadal openly says he doesn’t want to play during night sessions
  • Nadal was born in the beginning of June, having his birthday during Roland-Garros
  • Nadal inaugurated a statue of him in the stadium being an active player
  • Nadal has made it clear he would never cry following a victory and has made it so far
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What did Rafa say to the public during the ceremony?

  • “I don’t know what can happen in the future but I will try to keep going”
  • “I tried my best against a tough opponent”
  • “I played with my foot numbed, sorry it wasn’t my best tennis”
  • “I will come back here every year for the rest of my life”

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2 responses to “QUIZ: 14 questions to check if you know your Rafa Nadal history at Roland-Garros 

  1. Really a great tannis player of all time .But he never told in public .He is always told that he is no2 Actually he is no,1 .if he is physically fit from 2005 to till date he would won More than 22Gramdslams He is only player who has two olampic gold &twice he has won allslams with more than92 titles wish him to win wimbldon in2022 also

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