The tennis tour is in suspension but life off the courts continues to go on, in some fashion.
June 2 is known in the tennis world as a marker for the middle portion of the French Open, but also the birthdate of Rafael Nadal.
The 19-time Grand Slam champion turns 34 today.
Chris Clarey of the New York Times compared Nadal with his rival Roger Federer on their 34th.
Federer at 34
17 Grand Slam titles
23 Masters 1000 titles
6 year-end championships
1 Olympic gold, 1 silver
1 Davis Cup title
302 weeks No. 1
Nadal at 34
19 Grand Slam titles
35 Masters 1000 titles
0 year-end championships
2 Olympic golds
5 Davis Cup titles
209 weeks No. 1
Happy Birthday Rafa!
Muchísimas gracias una vez más! Habéis hecho que sea un día más especial aún https://t.co/iZ0jcvOL7W
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 3, 2020
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