Paris held the grand finale of the French Open 2022, and it was a magnificent departure from the tournament. Rafael Nadal beats Casper Rudd and won his record-extending twenty-second Grand Slam title. It was a phenomenal game played by both the players at iconic Roland Garros. Nadal got the upper hand due to his past thirteen-time winning experience. Casper was nervous around his idol but made no compromises. It was an exciting game, with the crowd cheering for both alike.
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The game was on 5th June, 6:30 pm IST on Sunday. Rafael won the toss and served first, making an easy first two points. Casper scored one point, but Nadal got two more. Rudd was constantly forced to a defensive position. The first set ended in Rafael’s favor, and prevailed by 6-3. Rudd’s approach to attack was repeatedly discharged by Nadal, and was put to play backhand.
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Casper went one up to Rafa in the second set and started with 1-0. Nadal hit back and made two points asserting his dominance in the game. Both scored one and two points, making it 3-3. Nadal broke the tie and scored three more points, winning the second set by 6-3. The third set started with Nadal getting three points. He kept adding points until it’s 6-0 and won the stage.
Nadal’s remarkable victory marked his fourteenth triumph at Roland Garros. He also won the twenty-second Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal became the oldest player ever to win the French Open at thirty-six years old.
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