On Sunday, Rafael Nadal won his 13 French open title While also equaling Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam wins.
Nadal dominated the match from the word go as he bageled Djokovic in the opening set having just made two unforced errors. Not only did many former players congratulate the newly crowned Roland Garros winner, Nadal fans were overjoyed with the annihilation as they celebrated his 20th Grand Slam title by expressing their delight on social media platform Twitter. The hashtag ‘#GOAT’ (Greatest of All Time) started trending as soon as Nadal completed the win
It was his 100th match win at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut as he became the oldest champion in Paris since Andres Gimeno in 1972.
However, world number two Nadal had arrived in the French capital having played just one tournament since February as the coronavirus-enforced lockdown also prompted him to skip the US Open where he had been the defending champion
“Honestly, for me, one month and a half ago if you tell me you’re going to have this trophy with you again, I will say, ‘this year will probably be too difficult’.
“Doubts are part of life. For me doubts are good because it means that you don’t consider yourself too good. Of course, the year has been a tough year for everyone.
“But in the sport, life can change quickly”, says Rafeal Nadal.