Was there ever a doubt? Even if there was one, it was pretty obvious that he would fight his way through, because that is what Nadal does, and that is what he has been doing for the past 10 years.
Rafa Nadal regained his Roland Garros throne in emphatic fashion, completely blowing away Stan Wawrinka in a one sided French Open final. The way he went about his business was surreal; unfair at times too. He didn’t drop a set in the tournament and completed the La Decima in the most authoritative way possible.
When Nadal had to retire in the 3rd round last year, it felt like the French Open had had enough of Nadal’s brilliance and that a new prince would come in and take the throne, but the King hadn’t really departed, he had just taken a small sabbatical.
The start of the 2017 season marked the return of Nadal. The fighting was visible on court, almost oozing through all those running forehands of his, shouting out loud, announcing Nadal’s return. The Australian Open final proved to be a dream final for the Tennis romantics, but Nadal came up short, a defeat that hurt, but did not hamper the comeback.
Then came the clay, and with it came the familiarity, the familiarity of surface, the familiarity of victories. He conquered Monte Carlo and Madrid but came up short in Rome, raising a few questions over his Roland Garros campaign, but boy didn’t he shut his critics up.
Nadal conquered La Decima without dropping a set, a huge testament to the way he dominated his opponents on court.
This is how Twitter erupted after Nadal’s win!
10 …… 10 ……. 10 ….. you can say it as much as you want. It's so not normal. Huge respect for @RafaelNadal .. pleasure to watch
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) June 11, 2017
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 11, 2017
Toni Nadal hands over the trophy to Rafa pic.twitter.com/BhBLxalYyk
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) June 11, 2017
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 11, 2017
Great move by French Tennis Federation to show highlight reel of ALL Nadal's 10 French Open victories at the ceremony. Perfect
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) June 11, 2017
AO Roger Federer
RG Rafael Nadal
NO ONE SAW THIS COMING#RG17
— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) June 11, 2017
People hate Nadal coz primarily they hate people who are his fans.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 11, 2017
He's won Roland Garros 10 times. 30% of those times without losing a set. Unreal.
— Nadal News (@nadalnews) June 11, 2017
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