- Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud on Sunday to win the 2022 French Open males’s singles title.
- The win was Nadal’s 14th win at Roland Garros and twenty second grand slam singles title, extending each data.
- Nadal entered the match with +400 odds to win, his longest throughout a yr the place he gained the French Open males’s singles title.
Rafael Nadal dominated Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday to win the 2022 French Open males’s singles title.
The victory made Nadal the oldest winner at Roland Garros at 36 years previous. It additionally prolonged his document with 14 French Open wins and 22 whole grand slam singles titles. Nadal additionally improved his impeccable document in Paris to 112-3 however maybe one of the vital spectacular numbers for Nadal can be +400.
These are the chances that the very best tennis betting websites gave Nadal coming into the match. Novak Djokovic opened the match because the +160 betting favourite whereas the streaking Carlos Alcaraz was second together with his +175 odds. Nadal was simply third behind Djokovic and Alcaraz. However as soon as once more, Rafa proved that he’s nonetheless the clay god.
No. 14 for Rafa
French Open title No. 14 for Rafael Nadal 🏆
That’s probably the most by any male or feminine at a single main all-time! pic.twitter.com/I2fEu0jro3
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 5, 2022
Sunday’s win was the 14th at Roland Garros for Nadal and he’s 14-0 when taking part in within the French Open remaining. He has gained 10 since 2020 whereas no different participant within the Open period has gained greater than six. In reality, the subsequent three a number of winners on the checklist – Bjon Borg (6), Mats Wilander (3), Ivan Lendl (3), and Gustavo Kuerten (3) have a complete of 15 or only one greater than the Spaniard.
14 titles at Roland Garros can be probably the most by any tennis participant – male or feminine at anybody single grand slam occasion. Margaret Court docket gained the Australian Open 11 occasions whereas Novak Djokovic has taken 9 titles in Melbourne. Martina Navratilova additionally triumphed 9 occasions at Wimbledon. Federer in the meantime, has gained a complete of 8 championships on the All-England Membership.
Molla Mallory gained a document 8 titles on the U.S. Open. The ladies’s document on the French Open is 7 wins by Chris Evert. Evert and Serena Williams additionally gained six U.S. Open titles every whereas Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, and Federer share the lads’s Open period document with 5 U.S. Open wins every.
Nadal’s Longest Pre-Match Odds in a French Open Win
Rafael Nadal’s pre-tournament odds to win the French Open within the 14 years he’s gone onto win
— SportsOddsHistory.com (@SOHistory) June 5, 2022
What makes Roland Garros win no. 14 much more majestic is that Nadal did so together with his longest pre-tournament odds in his championship years. Rafa was uncertain about coming to Paris this yr as he’s uncertain about what the longer term holds for him. Earlier than the ultimate, he went on to say he would commerce this yr’s title for a “new left foot”. It seems he wanted an injection to numb his left foot to beat Ruud within the remaining.
Earlier than this yr, Nadal’s worst pre-tournament odds throughout a yr he gained the French Open was +200, and that got here when he gained his first title at Roland Garros in 2005. That yr, a 4th seeded Nadal upset top-seeded Roger Federer within the semifinals and went on to defeat Mariano Puerta to win his first-ever Grand Slam title.
In 2014, Nadal-ranked no. 1 on this planet and the highest seed within the match, defeated no. 2 Novak Djokovic within the remaining. Nadal entered that match with +130 odds. Then in 2020, a 34-year-old Nadal defeated Djokovic within the remaining and have become the primary participant to win a French Open title with out dropping a set. Rafa headed to Paris that yr with +125 odds to win the match, the one different time the place he gained with the plus cash signal written subsequent to his title earlier than the match.