2018 French Open Update (Men’s Singles, Finals):
- Aside from a mildly competitive 1st set, it was another rather routine coronation for Nadal as the King of Red Clay for the 11th time; as for his opponents, they know he’s more appropriately named the King of Pain. Why serve to him or rally with him on this surface … it’s completely, and literally, pointless. And with this win (and future) wins at Roland Garros, the gap with Roger in terms of major titles just keeps narrowing. When he’s good and done, the superstitious Spaniard may well be the all time No. 1.