#BBC #Tennis: Rafael Nadal’s #FrenchOpen feat ‘will be talked about in 200 years’


Rafael Nadal’s record tally of 12 French Open titles will still be talked about “in 200 years”, says former British number one Greg Rusedski.

Nadal, 33, is the first player to win a dozen singles titles at the same Grand Slam.

“This is the unbreakable record,” former US Open finalist Rusedski told BBC Sport.

Nadal’s third successive win on the Paris clay moved him clear of Margaret Court’s tally of 11 Australian Open titles.

The Spaniard is only the second player to win the same tour singles event a dozen times, with Martina Navratilova having won 12 titles at Chicago between 1978 and 1992.

“Most players don’t win 12 titles in their careers, he has won 12 clay-court majors at Roland-Garros,” Rusedski said.

“When we’re dead, in 200 years from now, people will be talking about Rafael Nadal winning 12 French Opens.

“It is incomprehensible.

“This is the Tour de France of tennis and to do it 12 times is superhuman.”

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/48576336

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