Rafael Nadal continued his dominance on 2019 French Open and proved once again why he is considered the best tennis player on clay that ever lived.
In semi-finals on Thursday, Nadal faced Roger Federer and won the match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, booking his 12th Roland Garros finals. The Spaniard is now 6-0 against Federer on French Open.
“The conditions out there today have been so hard, so [It was] difficult to manage,” – said Nadal after the match. “[It was a day to just focus, accept all the adversities, and just be focused on [being] positive all the time. That’s what I tried to do.”
Although Federer was few times on the brink of getting back into the match, Nadal never ceased control which was contributed by 81 percent on first serves and 15 less unforced errors compared to his opponent.
“He makes you feel uncomfortable the way he defends the court and plays on clay. There is nobody who even plays remotely close to him,” – said Federer. “I don’t even know who I need to go search for to go practice with somebody who plays like him. It’s just amazing how he plays from deep and then is able to bounce back and forth from the baseline.”
Rafael Nadal will play in 2019 French Open finals against either Novak Djokovic or Dominic Thiem, who had their match postponed due to weather conditions. It is important to note that Nadal never lost Roland Garros finals.