Rafael Nadal has a losing record against just one active player

Chris Chase

Rafael Nadal leveled his career record against Florian Mayer to 1-1 on Wednesday and, in the process, made for a fascinating career footnote: Of all active players, Rafa only has a losing record to one.

The world No. 3 has won more matches than he's lost against every active ATP player with the exception of longtime nemesis Nikolay Davydenko. Top players tend to win more than 75 percent of their matches, so it's no surprise that a 10-time Grand Slam champion like Nadal would be better than .500 against most ATP players. But every single one? The law of averages, bad matchups and small sample size is bound to catch up with even the biggest stars.

Roger Federer, for instance, has a losing record against Dominik Hrbaty (1-2). Novak Djokovic has the same record against Fernando Gonzalez. This ignores their obvious losing records to Nadal, too.

But for Nadal? It's just Davydenko.

Nadal stat via Christopher Clarey via @Rafael_Plaza