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Rafael Nadal racks up 14th Roland Garros title – Day 15 at the French Open

admin | June 6, 2022
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The French Open drew to a close with a familiar ending after Rafael Nadal won his 14th title. The Spaniard, 36 and with a chronic foot injury, cantered to the ‘decimocuarto’ with a 6-3 6-3 6-0 win over Norway’s Casper Ruud. Here, the PA news agency looks back at day 15 at Roland Garros. Picture of the day The king of clay meets the king of Spain, Felipe VI (Thibault Camus/AP) Match of the day It was a one-sided affair as Nadal swept side the eighth seed 6-3 6-3 6-0. From 3-1 down in the second set, the veteran reeled off 11 successive games to leave Ruud shellshocked. Victory came in two hours and 18 minutes. Shot of the day No look 🤫#RolandGarros | @CasperRuud98 pic.twitter.com/CIMW6ZPt03 — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 5, 2022 Not much went right for Ruud on the day, but this deft backhand drop on the run was absolute class. Stat of the day Nadal’s record at Roland Garros now stands at a mind-boggling 112 wins from 115 matches Quote of the day No go for Coco It’s party time on Chatrier 🎉#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/AFUrdLtqRS — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 5, 2022 Women’s singles runner-up Coco Gauff had to settle for second prize again as she and fellow American Jessica Pegula were beaten in the doubles final by French duo Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 2-6 6-3 6-2. The morning after Good Morning Champion 👋@iga_swiatek and Suzanne 🏆 take in the Paris sights.#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/yCMkbbXdqO — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 5, 2022 Brit watch — Gordon Reid (@GordonReid91) June 5, 2022 Hooray! Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid won the men’s wheelchair doubles to finally give Britain some belated success. The top seeds defended their title with a 7-6 (5) 7-6 (5) victory over Shingo Kunieda and Gustavo Fernandez for a 10th consecutive grand slam doubles crown.

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