Rafa Nadal extends his legend at Roland Garros, winner thirteen times. Infinite champion. The umpteenth joy of the Balearic, who beat in the final Djokovic (6-0, 6-2 and 7-5) and celebrated it in a big way, as if it had been his first triumph in Paris.
«Sorry for today, Novak. It’s part of the game. We faced each other many times together and sometimes one is better than the other. I hope that we will see each other more times in the coming years and we can continue to maintain these battles in the coming years, “said the Spaniard, in a few words of affection towards his rival, who was widely surpassed by Nadal during the final.
The champion also had words for the strange season, in which he has barely played tournaments because of the coronavirus pandemic. «With all the team around me, with my family, anything is possible. Everyone has been important in helping me get through this difficult situation that we have been through this year. Everyone who is facing this virus and who is having a bad time must be positive and thus we will soon be able to return to normality as soon as possible, “he said.
In addition, Nadal referred to the special thing about winning again in Paris. “It has been a very tough year and winning here means everything to me. I honestly don’t think about the twenty grand that I’ve won. Today I only think about this triumph. Roland Garros is everything to me, I have spent most of the best moments in my career here. Thanks to everyone, the organization, the public … just playing here is an inspiration. My love story with this track and this city is unforgettable. I just hope we can be here again, next June, but this time with all this crowded stadium»Said an excited Nadal, who shortly after collected his champion trophy under the national anthem of Spain.
For its part, Novak Djokovic He also had words of affection towards Nadal. “What you do on this track is incredible. Today you showed why you are the king of the earth. I have suffered it in my own flesh“Said the number one in the world.