In history. With a capital “H”. Tennis and sport in general. Sunday, Rafael Nadal won his 13th Roland Garros by atomizing Novak Djokovic (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) in the final. For the Spaniard, this is the 20th Grand Slam title. Like a certain Roger Federer, who did not fail to greet him in a magnificent message published on social networks. The day after this triumph for “Rafa”, the Spanish press celebrates its king.
For Brand, which is renamed for the occasion “Rafa”, the message is clear: “Nadal is the greatest (sportsman) we’ll never see“. The Madrid daily speaks of a victory”memorable“facing Djokovic, the”hundredth“in Paris. The bell is the same on the side of AS, who speaks of Nadal as “the biggest“. For its part, Sports world devotes a first page as simple as it is pretty to the Manacor bull: a huge number “20” on a clay background. Symbolic.
“Brutal“, can we read in One of Sport, visibly speechless at the slap taken by Djokovic on Sunday. Obviously, Nadal’s victory does not only speak in Spain, but everywhere in Europe. For The team, Nadal’s numbers are simply “vertiginous“. In Italy, the Spaniard is considered the”God of clay” by The Gazzetta dello Sport. The Spaniard is even found in a … of the Financial Times : “Nadal equals Federer’s Grand Slam titles“, writes the British economic and financial daily.
“Djokovic was impeccable, he recognized the superiority of Nadal”