Rafael Nadal: The immortal warrior

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 3-0 to win Roland Garros, the 20th Grand Slam of his career, and continues to compose the story of the iconic immortal.

Last Sunday afternoon (11 October, European time), Federer went to Milan (Italy) but did not fail to pay attention to the progress of the final match of the French Open, between Nadal and Novak Djokovic. 

It’s just that, the final was a smoother scenario than Federer and tennis fans around the world had anticipated. 

6-0, 6-2 and 7-5, it was decided after 2 hours and 41 minutes. 

Nadal won the 100th victory of his career at Roland Garros on the Philippe Chatrier clay field in Paris and won the 13th tournament.

The strangest Roland Garros in history, inspired by Covid 19: takes place in the autumn, with great differences in temperature, humidity and ball weight. 

These empirical considerations cannot prohibit Nadal from conquering history.

Victory in Paris allowed Nadal to equalize Federer’s record, capturing the 20th Grand Slam title. 

Clay is like the land of Nadal, where no one is capable of confronting. Of the 86 titles that the Spaniard has conquered so far, 61 were made of clay. 

The Legend of Immortality 

On 5/6/2005, a new dynasty was born in the skies of France, when Nadal beat Mariano Puerta (3-1), champion Roland Garros for the first time in the tournament.

At that moment, Nadal was just 19 years old and was first seeded at a major tournament

15 years and 4 months later, for the 13th time, Nadal was crowned in Paris-a tournament in which he did not lose any set (the 4th time he won the tournament absolutely, after 2008, 2010 and 2017)

Rafa set a new record for the time it took to win the first Grand Slam in the most recent men’s tennis championship, surpassing Federer’s 14 years and 7 months. 

Including the Women’s Prize, only Serena Williams is the only one with a “Grand Slam lifespan” longer than Nadal. Her 23 major awards have been made in 17 years.

20 Grand Slam, 35 Masters 1,000 titles, 34, Nadal is likely to continue writing the story of an invincible warrior.