10th Roland Garros
Rafa completed La Decima and collected his 15th Grand slam title.
His coach and uncle, Toni, got choked up, too, when he came on court to present Rafa with a special trophy celebrating those 10 titles.
“I’m a little emotional,” Rafa said before getting to clamp his jaws on La Coupe des Mousquetaires.
“The nerves and adrenaline I feel on this court is impossible to compare.”
Rafael Nadal matches legend Guillermo Vilas with 49th clay court title
He won the Barcelona Open in April 2016, his 10th straight victory of the European clay court season, which culminates with the second grand slam of the season in Roland Garros.
“If you win you have more confidence. If you lose you have less confidence. The people who tell you different story are lying to you, I’m not going to lie.”
Australian Open 2017
Pure tennis at the Rod Laver Arena in one of the most highly-anticipated Grand Slam finals in history.
This Australian Open capped a remarkable change in fortunes for Rafa.
He took down rising star Alexander Zverev in five, plus top-tenners Gael Monfils and Milos Raonic and the in-form Grigor Dimitrov, again in five.
“Today was a great match. Roger deserved it a bit more than me. I’m just going to keep trying. I feel I am back at a very high level, so I’m going to carry on fighting the whole season.”
In 2013, Rafael Nadal was wearing the RM 27-01, the world’s lightest tourbillon watch : 19 grams with strap.