Barely over two hours was all it took for Rafael Nadal to get past Casper Rudd in the 2022 Roland Garros French Open Final.
Nadal took a walk in the park with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Norwegian Ruud on the Court Philippe-Chatrier of the French Open to become the oldest ever men’s singles title champion at Roland Garros at age 36
With this becoming his 22nd grand slam title and Roland Garros title number fourteen, King of clay, Rafael Nadal might just have the competition named after him even as he undoubtedly reigns after going past rival Novak Djokovic in the quarter final and then A. Zverev in the semi.
“Without a doubt for me and I think for a lot of people who love the history of this sport, this is the best tournament in the world, you make me feel like home,” Nadal said.
“For me personally, it’s very difficult to describe the feelings that I have. It’s something that I’ve for sure never believed being here at 36, being competitive again playing on the most important court of my career one more time in a final,” he added.