There are only two types of clay court tennis matches-those with Nadal and those without Nadal.
In less than three hours, the French Open clay court finals were divided into winners and losers. Nadal won the Djokovic in three straight sets, and the first set was a 6-0 "egg delivery".
"Your performance is incredible, today you showed why you are the king of clay." After losing the game, Djokovic's speech was nothing but admiration.
After this battle, Nadal also tied Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles-from the current competitive state and winning momentum, it may only be a matter of time before he surpassed the Swiss King.
No one thought that this highly anticipated finals unexpectedly staged a sweep.
6 to 0, 6 to 2, 7 to 5, this score looks more like Nadal’s routine victory in the first few rounds of the game, but this time standing opposite him is the world’s number one man. Jokovic.
The entire game took 2 hours and 42 minutes, which allowed many spectators looking forward to witnessing a fierce battle to rest early. For Djokovic, this fragile defeat means that the date of his double-lap Grand Slam achievement has to be postponed.
"Today you showed why you are the king of clay court. He played a perfect game, especially the first two sets." Throughout the game, Djokovic was suppressed in all directions-Nadal's unforced error There are only 14 and the Djokovic is as high as 52. Coupled with Nadal's outstanding performance in receiving the serve, it is entirely reasonable for the Spaniard to accept the victory.
The last time the two faced off in a Grand Slam final was at the Australian Open in 2019. At that time, Djokovic won three straight sets and only allowed Nadal to get 8 innings. Now Nadal’s "egg delivery" "The battle for revenge is perfect.
But from Nadal's point of view, the game with this old opponent is no longer a matter of revenge.
"I am not a grudge, and I accept it when things don’t develop as I expected. The reason I was able to defeat Djokovic today is because I did a good job in many ways."
In fact, Djokovic was considered the side with a better chance before the final was officially staged.
Djo has previously participated in Cincinnati and the US Open in the United States, while Nadal only returned to the competition during the European clay court season. In terms of the feeling of the game, the Serbian King undoubtedly has the advantage.
And the game before the French Open seemed to confirm this. At the Rome Masters, Djokovic took home the final championship, while Nadal lost to Argentine Schwarzman in the quarterfinals. Even on the clay court, can Nadal, who has been away for a long time, find it in time Feeling back is also a problem.
However, as Nadal said, the French Open is always a special existence for him, "In my heart, the French Open is everything. Just playing here is already an inspiration to me."
Stepping on the clay court in Paris, Nadal really felt like a new life-from the first round to the final victory, Nadal drove all the way without losing a set, winning the French Open Yum with the strongest posture, and the 13th The champion, once again set the record for the most championships in a single Grand Slam.
After won, he also regained a game in the historical clash with Djokovic-the current record of the two is that Nadal is slightly behind 27 to 29.
For Nadal, this championship has extraordinary significance-not only tying Federer's 20 Grand Slam record, but also an announcement of his return to the strongest on the field.
The new crown epidemic that affected the world has caused a huge impact on Nadal’s home country, Spain. Therefore, he did not forget to be grateful after the game. “I want to tell everyone in the world that we are experiencing the worst moment and we must face peace Fighting the virus, staying positive, staying united, and not giving up can we win this battle soon."
Due to the epidemic, Nadal never participated in the competition after participating in the Acapulco station in Mexico in February this year-until the end of the French Open, he only played five games in 2020.
During the epidemic, he teamed up with basketball star Gasol and others to raise funds, raising 14 million euros to fight the epidemic. In another game, he also contributed a remarkable performance.
Due to the epidemic prevention, the French Open has limited the number of admissions. Nadal can no longer enjoy the support of the tsunami like the mountains and the tsunami in this home field as usual. At the same time, in the postponed French Open, due to the weather and the replacement of the ball, the speed of the ball and the height of the bounce have been reduced, making it more difficult for the players to adapt...
But all the obstacles did not stop Nadal from moving forward. As the tennis legend McEnroe said, “I don’t care about external conditions at all. Nadal is the best clay court player in the world.”
After defeating Djokovic, Nadal’s other old rival Federer immediately expressed his congratulations on social media and also raised his expectations for the future, “I hope that the number 20 is a brand new period for us. The beginning of the journey."
"I always have the highest respect for my friend Nadal, whether as an ordinary person or as a champion. My strongest opponent for many years, I believe that we promote each other and make each other better players. "
"Therefore, it is a real honor for me to be able to congratulate him on his 20th Grand Slam championship."
The confrontation between Feiner has thus entered a whole new stage: no matter who can go further in the Grand Slam trophy, the two can enjoy the glory of the Grand Slam championship record.
Judging from the state of the past two years, Nadal is undoubtedly the more competitive one.
In 2019, Nadal won the French Open and the U.S. Open. Federer's last Grand Slam champion was the Australian Open in 2018. After that, the Swiss King only broke into Wimbledon once in 2019. The Grand Slam final was reversed by Djokovic after missing two match points.
It seems that it is only a matter of time before Nadal broke the record of 20 Grand Slam titles. However, as always, Nadal himself did not take the recorded figures so seriously.
"I have been advancing at my own pace since my career. I don't keep thinking that Djokovic won this and Federer won that."
"You shouldn't be unhappy because your neighbor has a big house or a better mobile phone. You want to have your own life, don't you?"