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Nadal wins his 14th title!  – Roland Garros

Nadal wins his 14th title! – Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal easily took over from Casper Ruud and beat Roland-Garros in three consecutive rounds for the 14th time in his career.

Rafael Nadal writes a little more of his name in the tennis legend. Mallorcan, four months after his 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, added Roland-Garros to his roster for the 14th time. The ‘Manacor Taurus’ did not let a willing Casper Ruud cast doubt in his mind. The start of this final set the tone after the Spaniard broke the Norwegian in the first two service matches. However, the world number 8 left the crowd gathered in the bays of the Philippe-Chatrier Court, including King Felipe VI of Spain, hoping to see a controversial final. Indeed, Casper Ruud was able to wipe out his first break behind, but without being able to go further, he was abandoned by his own back and offered many points to his opponent. While the debates were balanced and the exchanges were suspended, Rafael Nadal only needed one point to prove his start in the match on the scoreboard after 51 minutes of effort.

Ruud took advantage of Nadal’s poor time

After winning the first set, the Manacori native pushed to take the service of the opponent from the first game of the second. However, Casper Ruud did not give up and was able to dismiss three break points and even sent a tremor to the center of Roland-Garros. Indeed, taking advantage of a moment of hesitation on the part of Rafael Nadal, the Norwegian took the Spaniard’s service in closing. Serving to lead four matches with one, the world number 8 suffered the revolt of the “Manacor Bull” and completely lost track of this final. Indeed, the Spaniard immediately deleted this late break and was ruthless. Chaining four games in a row, Rafael Nadal forced Casper Ruud to serve to stay in the second set in five games with three. The Norwegian ruled out the first three points of the set, but the fourth was enough to allow the Spaniard to reach a title set.

Nadal stopped Ruudin

From the first points of the third round, the result of this final was clear. Casper Ruud was totally demobilized against a not necessarily brilliant Rafael Nadal, but who knew how to succeed in the kicks when needed. The games then overtook and Majorcan needed just two break points to lead five games to nothing. Casper Ruud’s body language did not hide his psychological state, having no solution against Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard did not try to extend the suspension any longer. After losing the first point of the match, it was in a perfect attack on the long line that “Taurus of the Manacor” added a 22nd Grand Slam title to his outstanding record (6-3, 6-3, 6- 0 at 2h18 β€²). Despite a table far from visible, after a semi-final against Alexander Zverev that could not turn in his favor, Rafael Nadal lifts the Musketeers Cup for the 14th time, being more than ever the king of mud.

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