Rafael Nadal won the French Open men’s singles final against Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1 to claim his 10th Grand Slam title and retain the world number one ranking.
With this victory, Nadal has equaled Bjorn Borg’s record of six French Open titles. Nadal, along with his six French Open wins, has also won two Wimbledons, one US Open and one Australian Open.
The game itself was really good, it’s incredible seeing just how strong Nadal’s defense is. Federer had to play risky shots to win points off Nadal and in the process of earning those winners ended up making unforced errors due to the high-risk nature of the shots he performed. Nadal not only backing strong defense is very fast when moving around the court and he has such strong power backing his shots. Each player was relentless and both were playing at a really high level of tennis. It’s quite amazing when you think about the mental and physical concentration required in such high intensity games and the players keeping it up for hours.
Wimbledon is starting in two weeks so should be good seeing how these two perform there. Federer who ended Novak Djokovic’s six-month winning streak (41 straight matches) to reach the final has said he was “feeling better physically than I have in a long time.” Looking forward to watching Federer’s progress in Wimbledon. Also interested in seeing how Nadal will perform.