Rafael Nadal wins his 14th French Open title and 22nd Grand Slam trophy overall by defeating Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.
Rafael Nadal has become the undisputed G.O.A.T of Tennis. We have been saying this for a long time and it is time to reiterate this particular fact, because the man has time and again proven that he is way too difficult to get past on the court, especially on the clay.
To be honest, not many people were expecting Ruud to triumph over Nadal but at least a tough fight was expected. However, what we saw on the court in the French Open 2022 finals was complete domination from the Spaniard.
In the first set, Nadal started off in a brutal fashion, raking in breaks after breaks. Although Nadal was making a few unforced errors and handing over free points to Ruud, it was still an easy win for the King of Clay.
The first set ended 6-3 in Nadal’s favor, we saw an action replay in the second set as Nadal triumphed yet again with 6-3. However, what happened in the third set was complete annihilation. Nadal thrashed, bashed, and crashed his competitor’s confidence and bageled him to seal the win.
Nadal is undoubtedly at the top of his game at the moment. Although he has been second to no one on clay, winning a Grand Slam with such ease is not everyone’s cup of tea. Zverev was escorted out of the court in the semis but to be honest, not many were expecting him to defeat Nadal.
Without a doubt, what Nadal has now accomplished will be way too tough to even match, let alone surpass his record. With Djokovic losing his mojo a little bit and Federer still battling injuries, Nadal has well and truly established himself as the best of all times.
It will be interesting to see if his incredible winning streak at the Grand Slams is halted in Wimbledon or not.