Rafael Nadal defies time and Casper Ruud to win his 14th French Open title

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  • Nadal seals dominant 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 win at Roland Garros
  • Spaniard takes his record career grand slam tally to 22

In recent years as he has edged ever closer towards the twilight of his career, Rafael Nadal has continually discussed his advancing age with total disdain. While many see its silver linings in its maturity, he sees none.

It has gradually taken away one of the greatest assets, his athleticism. It has made his body, which has had far too many injuries, even more prone to them. Regardless, for 20 years he has approached his career with the same positive attitude, the same calmness, the same acceptance and fight, and in the process has continued to perform wonders so long into it.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Roland Garros
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/05/french-open-tennis-rafael-nadal-casper-ruud-match-report under the title “Rafael Nadal defies time and Casper Ruud to win his 14th French Open title”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.