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After playing two more Challenger level events, the last of his career, Nadal finished his 2003 campaign with three first round losses in ATP events.
In March, Nadal helped Spain defeat Belgium in a first-round tie in the in , Belgium.
In April he won his 28th Masters title in Monte Carlo.
At the , Nadal was defeated by Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the round-robin stage, and was subsequently eliminated from the tournament.
Nadal was again defeated by Djokovic in straight sets, although he had a break advantage in both sets and served to win the second.
Because he defended the points won the previous year, he kept his No.
Nadal then reached the semifinals of the for the first time; defeated him in the semifinals in straight sets.
In popular culture Nadal's autobiography, Rafa , 2012, , written with assistance from , was published in August 2011.
Nadal broke Argentinian 's 29-year male record of 53 consecutive clay-court match victories by winning his first round match at the.
Nadal had reached his 4th Wimbledon final, in an attempt to win his second title.
This was Nadal's fourth consecutive French title, tying 's all-time record.
Description: Nadal next chose to skip the Barcelona tournament, and his next tournament was the.