Devastating dominance of Rafael Nadal French Open king

Devastating dominance of Rafael Nadal French Open king
French He is a tennis champion who has made an incredible mark in the game’s history. Prone to injuries, he has been down so many times,  but has still managed to amass a mind blowing 19 grand slam titles. Such is the dominance of Rafael Nadal.

When Dominic Thiem was 11 years old, he watched in awe as a young Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the very first time. Several years later the he faced off against his idol in the 2018 finals at Roland Garros. He lost.

Interestingly, , the Undisputed king of clay has won almost a 100 French Open matches and only lost 2 times during his career. His remarkable dominance over the hard to master surface has seen him win 12 titles, taking his Grand Slam tally to 19. The resilient Spaniard is now only one slam away from overall leader and fierce rival Roger Federer who has 20.
Beaming with joy, Rafael Nadal was understandably delighted in the aftermath of his 12th French Open title win on a historic day at Roland Garros.
Two years ago,  In devastating fashion, The world No. 2 had defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets to become just the second player to win 11 titles at one Grand Slam after Margaret Court and the first to achieve the feat entirely in the Open Era. No small achievement for the hard working and resilient Spaniard.
Rafael Nadal French Open Grand Slam king
King of Clay Rafael Nadal became emotional after  Historic French Open win

His opponent put up a good fight—to no avail. Thiem had given it his all but never got his nose in front as Nadal continued his unbeaten record in the final in Paris.

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Back then,  Nadal had words of praise for his opponent. ‘He had played a great two weeks,’ Nadal said after his 6-4 6-3 6-2 win.
I’m happy he’s a good friend, one of these players that the tour needs. Well done, I’m sure you will win here in the next few years.’
It’s amazing, I can’t describe my feelings. It’s not even a dream to win here 11 times. It’s impossible to think something like this.After years of watching Nadal win here, Thiem was in awe of his opponent and was full of praise for the then world No. 1. Nadal
‘It’s one of the most awesome things an athlete has achieved to win this tournament 11 times,’ Thiem said.
We heartily agree with him. Winning a Grand Slam once on any surface,  is an amazing feat. Winning it twice is greatness in the making. But winning it 12 times is the description of genius.
Rafael Nadal wins again at Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem to win 11th French Open title

At the age of 33, the tough to beat Nadal isn’t showing signs of slowing down. He and Federer seem to have developed a new winning formula in what must be the final surge in their incredible careers. It’s working astonishingly well.

And Nadal has proven that he is theworld’s strongest tennis player on a single surface.His fierce rival and friend Roger Federer may readily agree with that notion, even though himself is the leading all time Grand slam leader in the open era. His highest number of slam wins on a single surface, is Wimbledon, where he has won a record 8 times. Not bad at all. But Federer is 38 years old,  and Nadal may have a few more years to seriously bridge the currently narrow gap.

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The just concluded US Open was a twist of fate and a stroke of perfection for the powerful French open King.

Both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both succumbed to injuries and failed to progress to the final. Leaving the less favoured Spaniard to reach the final and snag the win for his 19th Grand slam.

His opponent, Medvedev put up a good game,  but eventually fell to the world number 2, after 5 sets.

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