Rafael Nadal Joins Djokovic, Federer as Only Men's Players with 300 Grand Slam Wins

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIMay 25, 2022

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 25: Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand during the Men's Singles Round 2 match against Corentin Moutet of France on Day Four of The 2022 French Open at Roland Garros on May 25, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)
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Rafael Nadal became the fifth player in tennis history to record 300 career Grand Slam singles wins after beating Corentin Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday evening.

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The newest member of The 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Club!<a href="https://twitter.com/RafaelNadal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RafaelNadal</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RolandGarros?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RolandGarros</a> <a href="https://t.co/UrfdScOYHQ">pic.twitter.com/UrfdScOYHQ</a>

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The King of Clay took care of business! 💪 <a href="https://twitter.com/RafaelNadal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RafaelNadal</a> takes out Corentin Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to reach R3 in Paris!<a href="https://twitter.com/rolandgarros?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rolandgarros</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RolandGarros?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RolandGarros</a> <a href="https://t.co/HuoaaWxShs">pic.twitter.com/HuoaaWxShs</a>

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Boom! 💥 <a href="https://twitter.com/RafaelNadal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RafaelNadal</a> takes down Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and scores his 300th career win at a Major tournament. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RolandGarros?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RolandGarros</a> <a href="https://t.co/Wke3Okooys">pic.twitter.com/Wke3Okooys</a>

Two women (Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova) and two men (Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic) accomplished the feat before Nadal, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The 35-year-old Spaniard now holds a .880 winning percentage (300-41) in Grand Slam play, per John Berkok of Tennis.com.

He is 107-3 at Roland Garros, where he's won 13 French Opens. Nadal has also won four U.S. Opens, two Wimbledons and two Australian Opens for a total of 21 major titles. He's already won one major this year, the 2022 Australian Open.

Nadal, who drew the fifth seed in the French Open draw, will face No. 26 Botic van de Zandschulp in the third round on Friday.