Nadal & Halep Confirm Top Status In Paris

Jun 10, 2018

The respective men’s and women’s world No.1 ranked players confirmed their status at the top of their chosen sport by winning the men’s singles and women’s singles championship respectively at the conclusion of the French Open in Paris, the King of clay Rafael Nadal won an unprecedented 11th Roland Garros title in another awesome display, while Halep notched up her very first Grand Slam singles crown with an impressive performance in the women’s final.

Rafa was simply outstanding once again on the red dirt in Paris defeating the young Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets, if he can remain fully fit and focused, it is difficult to see how anyone is going to beat the Spaniard at his home away from home on the terre battue, Nadal’s record at RG is currently an amazing 86-2 and it seems inevitable that, barring injury, he will add to that total in the years ahead, Halep on the other hand is maybe only just getting started on a dynasty of her own, she fought back well to topple American Sloane Stephens in three sets and if the Romanian ends up winning even a quarter of the RG titles that Rafa has already won I think Simona would take that.

It is certainly no accident that Nadal and Halep are currently Roland Garros champions and also ranked No.1 on the respective ATP and WTA rankings system, both players are very consistent at the big events and both have already mentioned that court Philippe-Chatrier is their favourite court of them all, it will be interesting to see how they now transition from the red clay to the lower bounce of the green grass courts in the coming weeks, right now I don’t think either player will be worrying too much about that though, they each have a major tennis title to celebrate.

For Rafa, the debate will continue as to whether he will add to his 17 Grand Slam titles and eventually catch up to the 20 Grand Slam titles that his friend and rival Roger Federer currently owns, for Simona the question will now be how many more major titles can she win, both players deserve their world No.1 status and their respective victories at Roland Garros in Paris over the past fortnight has just confirmed that.

Written by: Tono

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