Rafael Nadal set a series of records after the final of the 2020 Open Resolution 11-10. He became the first player in Roland Garros history to reach 100 wins, owning 13 Grand Slams in the clay playground in Paris – France.
The 35-year-old is also the oldest person to win the Roland Garros title since 1972. Nadal has leveled the record 20 Grand Slam titles of the “living legend” Roger Federer.
In the past two seasons, the Spaniard has been continuously injured but still won 4 major titles in 2019, including 2 ATP Masters 1,000 championships and 2 Grand Slam titles at the US Open and Roland Garros.
In 2020, the raging Covid-19 translation caused Nadal’s competition plans to collapse. He was eliminated from the Australian Open earlier this year after a quarter-final defeat. He failed to attend the US Open because of concerns about Covid-19 pandemic. The athlete retired for almost seven months, before joining Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal will soon surpass Federer in the number of Grand Slam titles
At the age of 35, Nadal’s stamina is still very durable, even his polishing technique is more precise and powerful. Few people think that Nadal can crown the 2020 Open with a record of not losing any game and easily knocked world number 1 player Novak Djokovic in 3 quick games in the final.
The 56th encounter between the two players was not as dramatic and dramatic as expected. Djokovic kept making mistakes and quickly surrendered to Nadal’s excellent tactics. “King of clay court” surprises the No. 1 seed with flexible moves.
Despite losing, Djokovic still admires and commented that Nadal is a great champion, worthy of the title “king of clay”. Just one more win, Nadal will be in the top 4 players with a record 1,000 wins in his career. This record is just behind the legends Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242), and Ivan Lendl (1,068).
The last time Federer won a Grand Slam was at the 2018 Australian Open, then 37 years old. Now, with age inertia, Federer almost no longer has a chance to compete for the championship in the league against talented “juniors”. Setting a new record for the Grand Slam is expected to happen soon next year (2021) and the name mentioned is Rafael Nadal.