Rafael Nadal on his way to his 14th title at Roland-Garros

The Mallorcan didn’t look in his best form at the start of the game. “I tried to find solutions, the earth was wet, the balls heavy. I was in survival mode” said the one who is probably about to hang up soon. Then suddenly, the magic worked again, eight breaks in twelve games to reach 6-6 until the German’s ankle cracked.

Despite his suffering in his left foot due to Muller-Weïss syndrome – necrosis of the scaphoid bone -, the unstoppable champion could win the tournament for the 14th time and a 22nd major title which would relegate Federer and Djokovic to two points behind him .

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