Rafael Nadal won his 14th Roland Garros championship and 22nd Grand Slam trophy overall, defeating Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the French Open win. Following falling behind 3-1 in the second set, Nadal won the next 11 rounds.
Success for Rafael Nadal Sunday, two days following his 36th birthday, marked him as the clay-court game’s youngest championship winner. At the age of 19, the Spaniard won his first title here in 2005. No man or woman has ever won the singles championship at a big tournament 14 times as many times as he did in Paris.
And yet no one has achieved more Grand Slams than Rafael Nadal. He is currently two points clear of opponent Roger Federer, who’s never competed in over one year due to a number of knee surgery. Novak Djokovic, whose skipped the Australian Open in January due to a lack of COVID-19 vaccination, fell to Nadal at Roland Garros.
Ruud, the eighth seed, is a 23-year-old Norwegian who was playing in his first Grand Slam final.
“I’m not sure what will happen in the future.” “I’m going to keep battling to try to stay going,” he told the audience at Court Philipp Chatrier. “It’s great for me to be able to play here with such incredible support from you.” Nadal encountered no opposition as Ruud, the ranked number eight, fought for his life.
Roaring forehands propelled the Norwegian from across baseline as the Spaniard left no room for error. “It’s really tough for me to convey the sentiments that I have,” Nadal remarked. “It’s which I never expected to be here at 36, being competitive again, playing one more championship on the most significant court of my life.”
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