Nadal kisses his wife after winning the championship. People's Vision: There are only two types of clay court tennis matches-with Nadal and without Nadal.
In less than three hours, the French Open clay court finals were divided into winners and losers. Nadal won three straight sets to win the German treaty, and the first set was a 6-0 "egg delivery".
After this battle, Nadal also tied Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles-judging from the current competitive state and winning momentum, it may only be a matter of time before he surpasses the Swiss king.
Nadal celebrated with a cup at the award ceremony. Xinhua News Agency
No one expected that this highly anticipated finals unexpectedly staged a sweep.
6 to 0, 6 to 2, 7 to 5, this score looks more like Nadal’s routine victory in the first few rounds of the game, but this time standing opposite him is the world’s number one man. Jokovic.
The entire game took 2 hours and 42 minutes, which allowed many spectators looking forward to witnessing a fierce battle to rest early. For Djokovic, this fragile defeat means that the date of his double-lap Grand Slam achievement has to be postponed.
The last time the two faced off in a Grand Slam final was at the Australian Open in 2019. At that time, Djokovic won three straight sets and only allowed Nadal to get 8 games. "The battle for revenge is perfect.
But in Nadal's view, the game with this old opponent is no longer a matter of revenge.
Nadal is in the game. People's vision
In fact, before the finals were officially staged, Djokovic was considered to have a better chance.
Djokovic had previously participated in Cincinnati and the US Open in the United States, while Nadal did not return to the court until the European clay court season. Regarding the feeling of the game, the Serbian king undoubtedly has the advantage.
The game before the French Open also seems to confirm this. At the Rome Masters, Djokovic took home the final championship, while Nadal lost to Argentine Schwarzman in the quarterfinals. Even on the clay court, can Nadal, who has been away for a long time, find it in time Feeling back is also a problem.
Stepping on the clay court in Paris, Nadal really felt like a new life-from the first round to the final victory, Nadal drove all the way without losing a set, winning the French Open Yum with the strongest posture, and the 13th The champion, once again set the record for the most championships in a single Grand Slam.
Nadal celebrated the victory. People's vision
For Nadal, this championship has extraordinary significance-not only tying Federer's 20 Grand Slam record, but also an announcement of his return to the strongest on the field.
The new crown epidemic affecting the world has caused a huge impact on Nadal’s home country Spain, so he did not forget to be grateful after the game.
Due to the epidemic, Nadal never participated in the competition after participating in Mexico's Acapulco in February this year-until the end of the French Open, he only played five competitions in 2020.
During the epidemic, he teamed up with basketball star Gasol and others to raise funds and raised 14 million euros to fight the epidemic. In another game, he also contributed a remarkable performance.
Due to epidemic prevention reasons, the French Open has limited the number of admissions. Nadal can no longer enjoy the support of the tsunami in this home field as in the past. At the same time, in the postponed French Open, due to the weather and the replacement of the ball, the speed of the ball and the height of the bounce have been reduced, making it more difficult for the players to adapt...
Nadal celebrated with a trophy. Xinhua News Agency
After defeating Djokovic, Nadal’s other old rival Federer immediately expressed his congratulations on social media and also raised his expectations for the future, “I hope that the number 20 is a brand new period for us. The beginning of the journey."
"Therefore, to be able to congratulate him on winning his 20th Grand Slam championship is also a real honor for me."
The confrontation between Feiner has thus entered a brand new stage: no matter who can go further on the Grand Slam trophy, they can enjoy the glory of the Grand Slam championship record.
Judging from the state of the past two years, Nadal is undoubtedly the more competitive one.
In 2019, Nadal won the French Open and the U.S. Open. Federer's last Grand Slam champion was the Australian Open in 2018. After that, the Swiss king only broke into Wimbledon once in 2019. The Grand Slam final was reversed by Djokovic after missing two match points.
In this way, it seems that it is only a matter of time before Nadal broke the record of 20 Grand Slam titles. However, as always, Nadal himself did not take the recorded figures so seriously.
"You shouldn't be unhappy because your neighbor has a big house or a better mobile phone. You want to have your own life, don't you?"