Rafael Nadal won his 13th Roland Garros (French Open) title on Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. This is Nadal’s 20th grand slam title, tying Roger Federer for #1 on the all-time list. Simply incredible what Nadal has done in Paris. He is 100-2 all-time at Roland Garros and has won the event four times without dropping a set (2008, 2010, 2017, and 2020). While Nadal still has more work to do to solidify himself as the greatest tennis player of all-time, there is no doubt that he is the greatest clay court player ever. It’s not even close.
On the women’s side, history as was also made as Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to ever win a grand slam title at just 19 years of age. Swiatek defeated #4 Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final. Like her idol Rafael Nadal, Swiatek took the Roland Garros title without dropping a set. What makes Swiatek’s run so incredible is that she did so while being an unseeded player who had previously never won a tournament on tour. Swiatek proved herself to be the best in the tournament, knocking off #1 Simona Halep 6-1, 6-2 in the 4th round before cruising on to win the title.