In the men’s singles final at Roland Garros, Rafeal Nadal won the 14th Roland-Garros title of his career by comfortably beating Norwegian rival Casper Ruud 3-0 on the clay court he mastered.
The Spaniard, who played in the Grand Slam final for the first time in his career, broke his opponent’s first serve and won the first set 6-3, leading 1-0. He scored the second set with the same scoreline, making it 2-0. Rafael Nadal, who felt his psychological and physical superiority with Casper Ruud falling from time to time in the last set, won this set 6-0 in which he didn’t have much difficulty and determined the final score: 3-0.
Thus, the Spanish tennis player achieved a success difficult to repeat by winning 14 Grand Slam titles at Roland-Garros and 22 in total. Rafael Nadal, who reached a happy ending 14 times at Roland Garros, won the championship 4 times at the US Open and 2 times at Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
The experienced racquet became the 3rd tennis player to win the most Grand Slams, along with Steffi Graff, overall. Margaret Court tops the list with 24 championships, while Serena Williams is second with 23 wins and Steffi Graff is third with 22 trophies.
Rafael Nadal is at the top with 22 Grand Slam titles in men’s singles. On this list, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are behind the Spanish legend with 20 Grand Slam wins each.
HOW HE GOT TO THE FINAL
After beating Serbian rival Novak Djokovic 3-1 in the quarter-finals, King of the Land took a 1-0 lead in the semi-finals and made their mark in the final after opponent Alexander Zverevi was injured and withdrawn Match.
A HISTORICAL COINCIDENCE MAY HAVE
Beating Mariano Puerta 3-1 in the French Open final, Rafael Nadal wins the first Grand Slam of his career on June 5, 2005. By beating Casper Ruud 3-0 at Roland Garros 2022, Rafael Nadal won the 22nd Grand Slam of his career. If the veteran racket doesn’t win another Gramd Slam, he will have won the first and last Gramd Slam of his career on the same day, in the same tournament.
BROUGHT FROM NADAL’S ACADEMY, WATCH FROM THE TRIBUNE IN 2013
Casper Ruud, who reached the final performing very well at Roland Garros, moved up to sixth in the tournament he entered as world number eight. Revealing his career performances at Roland Garros 2022, Ruud watched Rafael Nadal’s 2013 Roland-Garros championship from the stands.
The Norwegian player, who made the first Grand Slam final of his career against Rafael Nadal at Philippe Chatrier court, is in the starring role of another interesting story as an athlete who grew up from the academy of tennis founded by the Spanish racket.
BEFORE THE MATCH
Rafael Nadal says he was put to sleep by medics ahead of the Roland Garros final, where he faced Casper Ruud with a foot injury. Explaining this fact during the press conference held after the fight, the veteran tennis player said: “I played without any sensation in my foot. My doctor put my foot to sleep by injecting anesthetic into the nerves “During the game, my injured foot was sleeping. That’s how I was able to play,” he said.
IS RAFAEL NADAL GOING TO RETIRE?
Rafael Nadal is on the verge of a new breaking point in his career, which has been needled in matches at Roland Garros due to his foot injury. The Spanish racketeer, who will start radiofrequency treatment next week, will go under the knife if he does not respond to the treatment in question. Rafael Nadal, who is expected to undergo a major operation, could be out of court for a very long time after this operation and that could mean his retirement.
Claiming he will burn his nerves over the radio frequency method next week, Rafael Nadal is undecided whether he will undergo the major surgery he needs to continue his career if the treatment doesn’t work. This indecision is again interpreted as a signal for retirement.
Marca, one of the main sports newspapers of the Spanish press, has claimed that Rafael Nadal will first announce that he will not participate in Wimbledon and then that he will end his career.
DO NOT PLAY DURING LAWN SEASON
Speaking of the turf season after the Roland Garros final, Rafael Nadal is about to pass this empty field. Although, during the press conference, “We’ll see if I can continue the turf season?” Although he does not speak for certain, it is considered certain that the experienced racquet will not appear on the courts during the grass season, including Wimbledon.
IS IT ONLY PLAYED AT WIMBLEDON DURING LAWN SEASON?
With a view to sacrificing the season on grass, Rafael Nadal wants to give privileges to Wimbledon, but the final decision will always depend on the state of his foot. Nadal said he loves playing at Wimbledon. used the sentences.
WHEN DID RAFAEL NADAL’S INJURY START?
Rafael Nadal, who did not play after Roland Garros in 2021 and had surgery due to a foot injury, started this season by winning the 21st Slam title of his career at the Australian Open. Indeed, the 36-year-old legend, who often spoke about his disability, complained that chronic and recurring pain can severely limit his range of motion and time on court.
ALSO INJURED BY THE COAST
It has been revealed that Rafael Nadal, who ended up losing in the final of the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament in March 2022, suffered an injury during the match.
A stress fracture has been detected in the rib of the 35-year-old tennis player, who had breathing problems during the match in which he lost 2-0 to Taylor Fritz of the United States and finished the match with difficulty , during the doctor’s check on his return from Spain.
Speaking to the Spanish press at the time, Nadal said: “My treatment will take 4-6 weeks. It’s not good news and I didn’t expect it either. I’m devastated because after a very good start to the season, I thought this year will go very well. But I will not stop my fight. I will wait patiently for the restart and close the gap by working hard.” used the words.
About 2.5 months after this announcement, he won the 22nd Roland Garros championship of his career.