Rafael Nadal won his record-extending 22nd Grand Slam defeating Norwegian Casper Ruud in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in Paris France.
Nadal won his 14th Grand Slam at the Roland Garros which is the most In men’s singles history. The Spaniard now has two more Grand Slam titles than his rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who both have 20.
Nadal won the ATP Summerset tournament to start his 2022 season, followed by a remarkable 21st Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open. He subsequently won the Mexican Open before losing in the final of the Indian Wells Masters to Taylor Fritz, which was his first loss. After that, the Spaniard took a break before returning to clay in Rome, Italy.
While everyone is all praise for the 22-time major champion, rival and Swiss legend Roger Federer congratulated the Spanish professional in private. “Roger texted me after my win on Sunday. We have a special relationship,” said Nadal as reported by tennis journalist Luigi Gatto.
Meanwhile, the newly turned 36 years old Nadal will be taking some rest following his long run in the 2022 tennis season where he suffered discomfort because of his foot injury in several events. The player will be taking part in Wimbledon if his foot allows to.