After receiving the French Open trophy, Rafael Nadal addressed the crowd to discuss his emotions:
First of all Stan, congrats on a great career in last couple of years. Well done, sorry for today. You’ve had an unbelievable two weeks. I wish you the best for the rest of the season, keep going.
It’s difficult to talk today but the only thing I can say is thank you. For me to be here for many years is difficult to describe. I come back and see people I have a good relationship with and it’s very special. It’s difficult for me to compare this to any other event. You are always going to be in my heart.
Thank you to my friends, family and team. All the people who come from all around the world for the final.
Our champ also had a word for uncle Toni, his coach, too:
My uncle’s been with me since three years old. We’ve worked a lot and without him I would not have 10 trophies.
One last thing, for me playing on this court I feel the support. I love you people more than any other.
Sources: BBC, Roland Garros