Rafael Nadal seeks his 14th Roland Garros trophy in the final against Casper Ruud

Rafael Nadal seeks his 14th Roland Garros trophy in the final against Casper Ruud

Determined, focused and confident. This is how Rafael Nadal appeared at Court Philippe Chatrier to face a new Roland Garros final against a Casper Ruud who wants to win the title for the first time. Musketeers Cup.

The Spaniard began the grand final after choosing the serve, and with it, the first point and game of the match. The man from Manacor, with an aggressive style on each return, was quickly able to break the Norwegian to get 2-0, although later he wasted the possibility of stretching the advantage to three by not being able to keep his serve, as a result of having committed two double faults in a row. .


For Rafael Nadal would mean one more step towards the legend as the top winner of Grand Slam tournaments, while for Casper Ruud It could be the first of a promising career. This Sunday they face each other in the final of Roland Garrosthe tournament that the Spanish tennis player from 36 years wants to win for the 14th time, but for that he must beat the young Norwegian from 23 years who has perfected his tennis at his Academy in Mallorca.

Nadal not only seeks to extend his record of trophies in Paris but also wants to reach 22 Grand Slam titles and become the oldest player to take over the Musketeers Cup. have already passed 17 years since the first conquest of Rafa in France and he has reached the definition despite the fact that for the first time in many years he was not the great favorite.

There were no doubts about his tennis but there were doubts about his physical condition and, above all, about that chronic injury to his left foot that betrayed him again in Roma and that jeopardized his participation in the tournament that gave him the most success in his sports career. “I would rather lose and have a new foot”said the Mallorcan after beating Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.

Nadal He achieved an epic victory against Djokovic last Tuesday in the quarterfinals and arrived with just enough to face Beasts, who injured his ankle during the second set and retired from the match in a wheelchair. Yes ok Rafa dominated the match 7-6 (10-8) and 6-6, it was positive for him because he already more than 3 hours had been played and it was going to extend even more.

Though Nadal recognized that he was tired, attributed it to having to play indoors in the rain with a very high humidity which makes the ball heavier.

Ruud has been forged as a tennis player in the Rafa Nadal Academy, where he has spent seasons perfecting his game, especially on clay. He has never faced Nadal an official tournament, so they meet for the first time. The young Norwegian comes from beating the Croatian in the semifinals Marin Cilic and occupies the current number 8 in the ATP ranking. “I think I’ve seen all of his finals here and he’s won them all so it seems impossible to beat him, although I will give my best… as did the other thirteen who lost before me”, he joked.

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