Congrats to Rafael Nadal who yesterday won his 31st career clay court title beating, for the second week in a row, David Ferrer 62, 64 in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell final.
The title moves Nadal ahead of Borg and Manuel Orantes’ 30 clay titles. It was also Nadal’s sixth victory at Barcelona where he hasn’t lost since Alex Corretja beat him in 2003.
“I played a great first set. I was changing the directions of my shots very well. It’s been a very positive week and I think my level has been higher this week than in Monte-Carlo last week,” Nadal said. “My serve worked much better this week, especially, and also my forehand.
“I feel at home here. It’s a very special tournament. It always has been as I grew up watching this tournament. It’s a historical tournament with a great tradition and great champions. It’s more than a dream to win here six times.”
Nadal has now won 34 straight matches on clay since Robin Soderling took him out at the 2009 French Open. After back-to-back titles at Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Nadal now has a week to rest before Madrid begins next Monday.
Here are the highlights and an interview with both players:
And is this the biggest trophy in tennis? At the end of the video watch Nadal jump into a swimming pool at the club in celebration!
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