In the battle between the grasp and apprentice, Rafael Nadal confirmed no mercy to 23-year-old Casper Ruud, who was taking part in his maiden Grand Slam ultimate, as he eased to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 on a sun-kissed court docket Philippe Chatrier at Stade Roland Garros so as to add one other chapter into his legacy. Nadal claimed a implausible 14 at the French Open, precisely 17 years after his maiden haul at the venue and prolonged his tally within the all-time Grand Slam checklist to an unprecedented twenty second trophy.
“I have to follow with my team, my family, everybody. It is completely amazing, the things that are happening this year. I can thank you very very much for all the things you are doing with me and did over all of the years. Without you none of this would be possible. For me personally it is very tough to describe the feelings that I have, it’s something I never believed I would be here at 36 being competitive, one more final. it means everything to keep going,” he mentioned after his win.
Here are all of the checklist of records Rafael Nadal scripted with record-extending haul at French Open…
14-0 Nadal stays excellent in French Open ultimate with his straight-set win on Sunday. None of his finals have gone into the fifth set.
14 Nadal’s title tally at the Roland Garros stays the very best by a participant in males’s singles and stands 5 greater than the following greatest – Novak Djokovic’s 9 at Australian Open.
36 years Nadal turned the oldest ever champion in French Open, surpassing compatriot Andres Gimeno, 34, in 1972. Overall, he stands third after Ken Rosewall (37 years, 1 month and 24 days at the time of his 1972 Australian Open haul), Federer (36 years, 5 months and seven days at the time of his 2018 Australian Open win) and Rosewall (36 years, 4 months and 5 days at the time of his 1971 Australian Open victory).
22 With that French Open win, he now stands two clear of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer within the all-time Grand Slam checklist. In reality, Nadal’s 14 titles at the Roland Garros itself can take the fourth spot within the checklist alongside Pete Sampras’ career Slam tally.
92 Nadal has consolidated his spot within the checklist of most tour-level wins in Open Era. Jimmy Connor stands atop with 109 wins, adopted by Federer’s 103 and Ivan Lendl’s 94. Djokovic stands fifth with 87 titles.
6 The 36-year-old for the primary time in his career received the primary two Grand Slams in a calendar year. He was earlier stopped by Robin Soderling in 2009, the year of his maiden Australian Open haul, within the fourth spherical of the French Open. Bjorn Borg bagged it thrice in his career – 1978, 1979, 1980 whereas Djokovic did it twice (2016 and 2021). The others embody Jim Courier (1992), Mats Wilander (1988) and Rod Laver (1969).
8 Nadal equals Djokovic for probably the most Grand Slams received after the age of 30. Federer stands second tied alongside Laver and Rosewall with 4 every.