Nadal Continues To Reign At Roland Garros

Jun 9, 2014

Rafael Nadal left no question about who the King of Clay is at the conclusion of the 2014 French Open in Paris, Rafa may have dropped the first set to rival Novak Djokovic in the men’s championship decider, but he stormed back to win the next three sets and the Roland Garros title for an amazing 9th time, the Spaniard’s reign in the city of love continues and after such a strong performance it would be a brave person to predict that Nadal will not win it again in the future, if Rafa stays fit and healthy there is no reason why the Spaniard can’t reach double digits in Paris.

Rafa has now equalled Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slam titles and is now only three away from equalling his great career rival Roger Federer on 17, the on-going debate about who is the GOAT will continue no doubt until both men have hung up their racquet but there is certainly no doubt whatsoever about who the GOAT is when it comes to clay court tennis, Nadal’s success on the red dirt is simply remarkable and he is reaching milestones which may never be broken, whether we will ever see the type of dominance on clay that Nadal has displayed over the years is highly unlikely, as of right now though, the Spaniard continues to reign supreme at Roland Garros.

The women’s championship decider was a highly entertaining battle between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep, the Russian ended up claiming her second French Open title in three sets but not before a stirring fight from the Romanian Halep, Maria’s fighting qualities were to the fore throughout the two weeks in Paris and she needed to summon them again against Halep in the women’s final, while Masha has nowhere near the record of Nadal on clay she does have similar fighting qualities to the champion Spaniard, both players just love to compete and enjoy the battle, Halep was a popular runner-up at Roland Garros and I’m sure Simona’s time at the French Open will come.

So, another Grand Slam championship is over folks, and the good news is that we don’t have to wait too long before The Championships at Wimbledon gets underway on 23 June 2014. :)

Written by: Tono

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