Sachin Tendulkar awestruck by Rafael Nadal’s brilliance
Rafael Nadal is four away from equalling Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slams.
Updated - Jun 11, 2018 9:06 pm
Prior to this year’s French Open, Rafael Nadal was seeded number one among the participants. The Spaniard is hailed as the ‘King of Clay’ owing to his stupendous record at the Rolland Garros. He did his reputation no harm and stormed to his 11th title on the surface when he defeated Dominic Thiem yesterday in straight sets (6-4, 6-3 and 6-2). Moreover, he racked up his 16th Grand Slam.
Meanwhile, with those many trophies, he is four titles away from equaling Roger Federer’s tally of 20 Slams. The 32-year swashbuckling player is the winner of the most number of French Opens as well. Throughout the tournament, Nadal dropped only one set versus Diego Schwartzman in the Quarter Final. However, apart from that, he pummeled his opponents with sheer disparagement.
Injury hurdle, but Nadal survives
With no Roger Federer in the event and with the likes of Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic knocked out in the Quarters and the third round respectively, Nadal was deemed to be the favourites. Nevertheless, notwithstanding his thumping victory, he didn’t have a smooth ride in the Final. Midway during the contest, he called for medical attention, which was definitely a worrying factor for Nadal.
He couldn’t move his wrists and fell constant cramps. The physio massaged his pain to ease the pain and thereafter Nadal won three games to complete the victory. Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian Cricketer, heaped praises on Nadal for his resilient show, countering the injury scare. The Master Blaster is known to be a fan of Federer, who would be returning to the court in the Wimbledon, which starts next month.
The Master Blaster would be delighted that FedEx would be making a comeback at his favourite ground. For the time being, he took to Twitter and shared his appreciating message for Nadal.
“Dream run continues! Well done, @RafaelNadal, on winning yet another @rolandgarros title, despite an injury scare towards the end. #FrenchOpen”
Here is Sachin’s post
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 10, 2018