Rafael Nadal wins the 2017 French Open; pulling free of his 14 Slam tie with Pete Samprass to bring his Grand Slam total to 15, becoming the 2nd Greatest Of All Time second only to his long rival, Roger Federer; 5 years his senior.
Because where Roger Federer goes, Rafael Nadal is never far behind. ❤
“Are you surprised how it played out?” “Yeah, man, I think so. I was terribly surprised to win the Australian Open, then back it up and win the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami was a complete surprise to me. I think Rafa winning the French Open is less of a surprise because he’s done it already 9 times before, now 10, which is just absolute gigantic. It’s incredible really. Simply that.” +