The French Open released a video montage last month of what they think are Rafael Nadal’s five greatest matches or moments at the tournament. Here’s what they came up with.
2008 QF def Nicolas Almagro 61, 61, 61
* Part of his dominant French Open romp in which he never lost a set en route to his fourth straight victory in Paris
2005 F def Mariano Puerta 67(6), 63, 61, 75
* Wins first Grand Slam becoming just second player after Mats Wilander to win in French Open debut
2006 F def Roger Federer 16, 61, 64, 76(4)
* Federer suffers his first loss in a Grand Slam final as Nadal defends his 2005 title
2013 SF def Novak Djokovic 64, 36, 61, 67(3), 97
* Nadal overcame a break deficit in the fifth to win one of the greatest clay court matches ever played
2011 F def Roger Federer 75, 76(3), 57, 61
* Wins 6th French Open (ties Bjorn Borg) and 10th overall Grand Slam
With a lot of other great moments for Rafa, there is sure to be some debate over this list.
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