Probably the greatest clay court player of all time – Rafael Nadal issued a Roland Garros warning to his competitors after winning completed his second ‘decima’ tournament when he won the Barcelona Open for an amazing 10th time, defeating Dominic Thiem in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
Happy after winning the Barcelona Title, Nadal spoke about his performance, saying, “I’m very satisfied. It’s been an emotional day for me. Playing in front of my crowd and my club and winning a 10th title here is something that’s impossible to even dream of. It’s very special and unique,” said Nadal.
When asked about the seeding structure going into Roland Garros, Nadal made a very strong statement saying, “In order to do it I have to win Madrid or Rome title, but I can win Roland Garros even if I’m not in the top 4.”
Looking forward to the much deserved break post his two victories, Nadal is also looking forward to the Madrid and Rome Masters before heading to Roland Garros.
“Now is the time for me to enjoy these two weeks that are very special. I’ll go home to Mallorca and have some rest, then start to think about Madrid and Rome,” Nadal said. “They’re two very important events for me, so I’m excited about it.”