It is time for grass, with the tournaments in Stuttgart and Hertogenbosch already underway, but Rafael Nadal’s umpteenth victory on Parisian soil, the fourteenth of his brilliant career, is still alive and engraved in the minds of the many fans of this sport.
The player from Manacor easily beat Casper Ruud in the final, which ended in just over two hours with a score of 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. Victory at the French Major also allowed him to reach 22 Slams, two more than Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Many colleagues and connoisseurs congratulated the Spanish tennis player, who knew how to impose himself on everyone despite the debilitating foot problem that he decided to treat right at the end of Roland Garros. Carlos Alcaraz’s grandfather, Carlos Alcaraz Lerma, also spoke highly of Nadal, calling him unattainable in terms of results.
Alcaraz, author of an incredible season so far, in which he has achieved a balance of 32-4 that has earned him four titles (including the Masters 1000 in Miami and Madrid), has always been considered the natural heir to the Majorcan tennis player.
However, the 19-year-old’s grandfather declared, quoted by AS, that no one will be able to achieve Rafa’s results, not even his grandson. “You have to be very careful when talking about Nadal because of what he has achieved and continues to achieve.”
Stubbs pays tribute to Nadal
On the latest edition of her show, ‘The Rennae Stubbs Tennis Podcast,’ the 51-year-old said she that knew what was going to happen when Rafael Nadal got his doctor along to Paris. “To put his foot to sleep basically, to think he has an issue with the bone sort of basically depleting on him and cutting the nerve so he can actually run on a tennis court without pain is just outrageous,” Stubb said.
“You hear it in his voice, he knows that he cannot sustain that because when you put your foot to sleep you don’t have as much control over it and he’s probably worried about tearing or obviously going over on his ankle or he could fracture his foot and he has no idea because he has no pain in it because he’s deadened it so it’s just unbelievable,” she said.
“Then you know. it’s almost like it was too easy for him, obviously in the final, but just that awful injury from Zverev where the match was just going forever, over 3 hours and hadn’t even finished 2 sets,” Stubbs said.