Rafael Nadal set a series of records after the 2020 Open Solution final when he became the first player in Roland Garros history. He has reached 100 victories, owns 13 Grand Slams in a clay playground in Paris – France. Nadal has leveled the record 20 Grand Slam titles of living legend Roger Federer.
These include 2 ATP Masters 1,000 championships and 2 Grand Slam titles at the US Open and Roland Garros. Nadal took the initiative to hit the ball deep at the end of the field and forced Djokovic to fail to net. Constantly moving and having to rotate with left kicks on clay ground made Nole make many mistakes.
He was unable to attend the US Open because of concerns about translating Covid-19 and retired for almost seven months, before joining Roland Garros. At the age of 35, Nadal’s stamina is still very durable, even his polishing technique is more precise and powerful.
Few people think that Nadal can be crowned the Open Solution 2020. With his achievement, he did not lose any game and easily knocked world number 1 player Novak Djokovic in 3 quick matches in the final.
The match against Andrey Rublev was expected to bring many difficulties for Rafael Nadal, but that was not shown in the first set. The number 2 player in the world shows very high performance in service-holding games. While on the other side, Rublev only achieved a 1-serve hit rate of only 41 percent, and often had bad situations. The turning point of the set came in game 6, when Nadal won a break to go straight to a 6-3 victory.
After that, Rublev played hard, but one day when Nadal was so stable, the Russian didn’t have any chance to turn things around. Nadal closed the match after 1 hour 18 minutes of competition with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory. This was the 70th consecutive match, Nadal won after overcoming the opponent in the first set.