Rafael Nadal has won at least one ATP title in Clay over the last 18 years, setting an outstanding record that will be hit in the future. Nadal has been the slowest-running dominant figure since 2005, winning 464 out of 507 games on his beloved dirt road and standing strong like no one in front of him at the French Open.
Like many other champions, Pat Cash praised Nadal’s achievements at Clay and called his 13 French Open titles an outstanding record that no one could have predicted 20 years ago. .. Nadal, who won the crown of Paris in his 2005 debut, lost only three games in the French capital and celebrated more than 100 victories on October 11th last year, winning his 13th trophy.
Nadal, 34, experienced the strangest situation ever with his beloved Major a year ago. Faced with cold and rainy weather, the new Wilson Ball, the roof of Court Philippe-Chatrie. Nonetheless, the Spaniards once again proved his splendor, defeating all seven rivals in a straight set to write a record book and joining Roger Federer with 20 major crowns.
Rafa took only eight breaks in seven games, offering incredible tennis and far behind his rivals, conquering Paris for the fourth consecutive year. In the opening four rounds, Rafa swept out Egor Gerasimov, Mackenzie McDonald, Stefano Travaglia and Sebastian Korda.
The Spaniards had to work hard against the young Italian Jannik Sinner, losing two serves and dragging in sets 1 and 2.
Pat Cash praised Rafael Nadal’s record for the French Open.
Pulling back the break at the last moment of the opening set, Nadal took charge from the middle of the second, broke Sinner’s resistance and passed the third to book a spot in the semi-finals.
Diego Schwartzman defeated Rafa in Rome, but Nadal defeated him 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 and could not repeat it in Paris. In the third set, Diego pulled back the break to gain momentum and reach a tiebreaker, but lost 7-0, pushing Rafa into the title match.
The most formidable obstacle was between Nadal and the crown, not in the world. 1 Novak Djokovic seeking a second trophy in Paris. Like the people before him, Novak couldn’t offer anything to Rafa. Rafa beat him 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in 2 hours and 41 minutes!
Rafa once lost his serve, tamed Novak’s serve, and destroyed him in the shortest rally up to four strokes. “Think of an invincible soccer team at any stadium or someone who wins the Tour de France every year.
The titles of Nadal’s 13 French Open are incredible. If I had said that 20 years ago, they would have locked you in a mental hospital. ”
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“The 13 titles of Rafael Nadal’s French Open are great,” recalls Pat Cash.
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Rafael_Nadal/106705/-rafael-nadal-s-13-roland-garros-titles-are-incredible-pat-cash-recalls/ “The 13 titles of Rafael Nadal’s French Open are great,” recalls Pat Cash.