(Sports news, tennis news) The 14th Roland Garros title is opening with “Gaur” Rafael Nadal.
Clip sweet moment, Nadal overcame Djokovic in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros
Overcoming the “gate” of Djokovic, Nadal opened the championship door
Ten days before the start of Roland Garros 2022, almost everyone thought that Rafael Nadal had little chance of winning the 14th tournament. At that time, the 35-year-old “old man” was eliminated from the Rome Masters. warm-up event for Roland Garros) by Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov in the third round.
Nadal opens the door to winning Roland Garros 2022
After the match Nadal talked about the injury and hinted at retirement: “I have pain in my leg. I am a tennis player who has always struggled with injuries. This is nothing new, it always happens to me. See how long I can go on.”
But when entering Roland Garros, the event in which Nadal has won 13 times, “Gaur” is like becoming a different person. Playing confidently, strongly, decisively…, those factors helped “Gaur” overcome opponents to win tickets to the quarterfinals, and overcome the defending champion after 4 sets.
Before eliminating the defending champion, Alexander Zverev also helped Rafa eliminate candidate Carlos Alcaraz, a 19-year-old tennis player who won the Miami Open and Madrid Open in a row. It was Alcaraz who eliminated Nadal at the Madrid Open 2022, the elimination of the two candidates and the most annoying opponent, which will make the Spaniard’s chance of winning the 14th Roland Garros championship clearer than ever. .
If Nadal beats Zverev in the final, he will face the other half of the bracket at Roland Garros. It is Cilic and Casper Ruud, who will meet in the second semi-final.
In general, the remaining opponents are difficult to “overwhelm” Nadal, the championship door is wide open for the 36-year-old tennis player.
Nadal will become oldest player to win Roland Garros
At an age when most tennis players think about retirement, the Spaniard has regained his form and won more Grand Slams. After winning the Australian Open 2022, Nadal is aiming for his 14th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
Nadal faces the opportunity to create a new record at Roland Garros 2022
On June 3, when he meets Alexander Zverev, Nadal will officially turn 36 years old and if he reaches the final and wins the championship, “Gaur” will become the oldest player to win the Roland Garros trophy.
Currently the oldest star to win the Roland Garros championship is Andres Gimeno, the late tennis player who won the tournament in 1972 at 34 years, 9 months, 19 days.
If Nadal wins the 14th Roland Garros, Nadal will also become the 4th oldest player in history to win a Grand Slam. Leader Ken Rosewall, won the Australian Open 1972 at the age of 37 years, 1 month, 24 days. Roger Federer won the Australian Open 2018 (36 years, 5 months, 7 days) and Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open 1971 (36 years, 4 months, 5 days).
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