Top seed Rafael Nadal has put on another good performance at the 2014 Roland Garros, beating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 to progress to his ninth final in ten years at the second Grand Slam event of the season. Rafa will look to win his ninth Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy on Sunday, when he faces Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal speaking to ITV4: “As a kid it was my dream was to play here at Roland Garros, after 10 years of coming here to be playing in my ninth final is unbelievable. I want to thank everyone.”
On the final against Novak Djokovic: “He is an unbelievable opponent, it’s going to be a big, big challenge and I will have to be at my best to beat him. He will be full of confidence after winning in Rome but I think I am getting better day by day. I played some good stuff today so hopefully I can do that again.”
A little bit of history was achieved today with Rafael Nadal becoming the first man in the Open era to make nine appearances in the final of one Grand Slam, surpassing the record jointly held by Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras (both eight US Open finals) and Roger Federer (eight Wimbledon finals). (via BBC)
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