Rafael Nadal served up a tennis master class in Paris and won his 12th French Open crown which is a remarkable achievement.
The Spaniard had not been in form leading up to the tournament, losing in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Barcelona and had been suffering from injury too. However back at his most successful tournament he proved victorious against Dominic Thiem and he heralded it as ‘biggest satisfaction’ of his career which is some statement considering the amount of titles and Grand Slams he has won.
Thiem won the second set and it looked like it would be an even contest buy Nadal seemed to step up a gear and won the next two sets conceding just two games.
Nadal has now won eighteen Grand Slams and is only two behind Roger Federer. The last 11 Grand Slams have all been won by people in their thirties too.
In the Ladies tournament Australian Ashleigh Barty defeated Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets which was her first Grand Slam title. What makes it remarkable is that she quit playing tennis for 17 months in 2014 and she became the first Australian to win here since Margaret Court back in 1973.
She dominated the final winning 6-1 and 6-3 and will look to kick on from here with Wimbledon around the corner and then the US Open in September.
If you are looking to attend Wimbledon this year, we do have a limited number of Debenture tickets and hospitality packages available both on centre court and court number one including the finals weekend on 13th and 14th July.
We look forward to seeing you at the All England Club in July.