Rafael Nadal has made history, winning his eighth French Open. He became the first to win eight singles titles at the same grand slam tournament. Nadal took down fellow Spanish countryman David Ferrer in straight sets winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. His overall record at Roland Garros is an amazing 59-1.
After receiving the Coupe des Mousquetaires, Nadal went on the reflect why this win is one of his most treasured
“It’s one of the most special ones. In the last year I have had some low moments but without my family I would not have done this. Without my physio I could not have done this. I never realised something like this could happen for me.”
At 27, Nadal now ties Roy Emerson for third place for the most grand slam titles (12), behind Pete Sampras with 14 and Roger Federer who has 17.