2012

2012 Rafael Nadal tennis season
NameRafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera
Country Spain
Calendar prize money$4,997,448
Singles
Season record42–6 (87.5%)
Calendar titles4
Current rankingNo. 4
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 2
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenF
French OpenW
Wimbledon2R
US OpenDNS
Doubles
Season record7–1 (87.5%)
Calendar titles1
Current rankingNo. 66
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 7
Injuries
Injuriesknee injury

Singles matches

TournamentMatchRoundOpponentRankResultScore
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
ATP World Tour 250
Hard, outdoor
January 2–7, 2012
5421RGermany Philipp Kohlschreiber43
Win
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
5432RGermany Denis Gremelmayr189
Win
6–2, 6–2
544QFRussia Mikhail Youzhny35
Win
6–4, 6–4
545SFFrance Gaël Monfils15
Loss
3–6, 4–6
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
January 16–29, 2012
5461RUnited States Alex Kuznetsov167
Win
6–4, 6–1, 6–1
5472RGermany Tommy Haas205
Win
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
5483RSlovakia Lukáš Lacko113
Win
6–2, 6–4, 6–2
5494RSpain Feliciano López19
Win
6–4, 6–4, 6–2
550QFCzech Republic Tomáš Berdych7
Win
6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 6–3
551SFSwitzerland Roger Federer3
Win
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
552FSerbia Novak Djokovic1
Loss
7–5, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 5–7
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 12–18, 2012
1RBye
5532RArgentina Leonardo Mayer78
Win
6–1, 6–3
5543RSpain Marcel Granollers26
Win
6–1, 6–4
5554RUkraine Alexandr Dolgopolov21
Win
6–3, 6–2
556QFArgentina David Nalbandian74
Win
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
557SFSwitzerland Roger Federer3
Loss
3–6, 4–6
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 21–April 4, 2012
1RBye
5582RColombia Santiago Giraldo57
Win
6–2, 6–0
5593RCzech Republic Radek Štěpánek25
Win
6–2, 6–2
5604RJapan Kei Nishikori16
Win
6–4, 6–4
561QFFrance Jo-Wilfried Tsonga6
Win
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
562SFUnited Kingdom Andy Murray4WithdrewN/A
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
April 15–22, 2012
1RBye
5632RFinland Jarkko Nieminen48
Win
6–4, 6–3
5643RKazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin68
Win
6–1, 6–1
565QFSwitzerland Stanislas Wawrinka26
Win
7–5, 6–4
566SFFrance Gilles Simon15
Win
6–3, 6–4
567WSerbia Novak Djokovic1
Win
6–3, 6–1
Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain
ATP World Tour 500
Clay, outdoor
April 23–29, 2012
1RBye
5682RSpain Guillermo García-López78
Win
6–1, 6–2
5693RColombia Robert Farah246
Win
6–2, 6–3
570QFSerbia Janko Tipsarević8
Win
6–2, 6–2
571SFSpain Fernando Verdasco20
Win
6–0, 6–4
572WSpain David Ferrer6
Win
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor (blue)
7–13 May 2012
1RBye
5732RRussia Nikolay Davydenko54
Win
6–2, 6–2
5743RSpain Fernando Verdasco19
Loss
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
13–20 May 2012
1RBye
5752RGermany Florian Mayer28
Win
6–1, 7–5
5763RSpain Marcel Granollers26
Win
6–1, 6–1
577QFCzech Republic Tomáš Berdych7
Win
6–4, 7–5
578SFSpain David Ferrer6
Win
7–6(8–6), 6–0
579WSerbia Novak Djokovic1
Win
7–5, 6–3
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay, outdoor
28 May – 10 June 2012
5801RItaly Simone Bolelli111
Win
6–2, 6–2, 6–1
5812RUzbekistan Denis Istomin43
Win
6–2, 6–2, 6–0
5823RArgentina Eduardo Schwank192
Win
6–1, 6–3, 6–4
5834RArgentina Juan Mónaco15
Win
6–2, 6–0, 6–0
584QFSpain Nicolás Almagro13
Win
7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3
585SFSpain David Ferrer6
Win
6–2, 6–2, 6–1
586WSerbia Novak Djokovic1
Win
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
ATP World Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
11–17 June 2012
-1RBye
5872RSlovakia Lukáš Lacko58
Win
7–5, 6–1
588QFGermany Philipp Kohlschreiber34
Loss
3–6, 4–6
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
Grass, outdoor
25 June – 8 July 2012
5891RBrazil Thomaz Bellucci80
Win
7–6(7–0), 6-2, 6-3
5902RCzech Republic Lukáš Rosol100
Loss
7–6(11–9), 4–6, 4–6, 6–2, 4–6

Doubles Matches

TournamentMatchRoundOpponentsRanksResultScore
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 12–18, 2012
Partner: Spain Marc López
1501RFrance Michaël Llodra / Serbia Nenad Zimonjić#5 / #6Win6–4, 6-4
1512RUkraine Alexandr Dolgopolov / Belgium Xavier Malisse#50 / #26Win6–4, 6-3
152QFIndia Leander Paes / Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek#7 / #22Win6–4, 7-6 (7-5)
153SFPoland Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Poland Marcin Matkowski#13 / #13Win6–2, 6-0
154WUnited States John Isner / United States Sam Querrey#33 / #35Win6–2, 7-6 (7-3)
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 21–April 4, 2012
Partner: Spain Marcel Granollers
1551RCroatia Marin Čilić / Croatia Ivo Karlović#80 / #128Win6–1, 6-3
1562RIndia Mahesh Bhupathi / India Rohan Bopanna#13 / #12Loss4-6, 3-6
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
ATP World Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
11–17 June 2012
Partner: Spain Marcel Granollers
1571RCzech Republic Michal Mertiňák / Serbia Viktor Troicki#78 / #76Win5-7, 6-2, (10-8)
158QFGermany Michael Kohlmann / Germany Florian Mayer#77 / #62Withdrew

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