PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal’s Roland Garros victory dominates newspaper front pages

Rafael Nadal made history on Sunday by winning an unprecedented 12th Roland Garros title.

His victory was, predictably, all over the front of every newspaper across Spain and around the world.

You can look at a small selection of the Rafa-filled front pages below.


  1. “Rafael Nadal took the lead in the battle for the year-end No. 1 ATP Ranking from Novak Djokovic by winning his 12th Roland-Garros on Sunday.
    [SOURCE: ATP News, June 10, 2019]

  2. Rafa!!!!!!’n
    Que bueno que tienes la 12 Victoria in RG. De que mucha jente te envidia Por los commentaries que lei pero eso Dios lo echa al lado y Tu tambien por la humildad. Eres el unico Rey de clay. Me alegro mucho cuando ganas Por todos tus efuerzos y Gracias a Dios esta bien de salud. Te deseo muchos mas truinfos en el futuro te lo mereces y que Dios te Bendiga y a toda tu famila. Tu fan Numero uno que no pierde las Esperanza de conocerte en persona.

  3. I was privileged to see Rafa, in person, win his twelfth French Open Championship . I have been at 8 of his victories in RG . He is a magical player , wonderful ambassador for sport , kind and humble and the best competitor I have ever seen .
    My admiration for him knows no bounds .,it was so emotional yesterday to see him raise that beautiful trophy afte a year of many set backs .
    Long may he play . He will forever be in our hearts ♥️

    • Elizabeth, How lucky you are! Rafans would be thrilled to see him win one. I never look too far ahead, but I hope that you can attend next year too for a baker’s dozen. You have brought Rafa luck. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful but humble champion.

  4. “His name is forever associated with clay, as it should be, but that will overshadow somewhat the fact that he’s made 14 grand slam finals on other surfaces, and is just an Australian Open title short of the only double career slam accomplished entirely in the Open Era.

    Again, I have to imagine Rafa could not care less about any of this, but it’s worth mentioning now that he has one French Open title for every month of the year—”King of Clay” will be his rightful legacy, but “king” doesn’t quite do him justice, and there’s so much outside the clay that we’re doomed to forget.”
    [SOURCE: Golf Digest Monday Superlatives]

    Rafa’s non-clay-Slam wins alone are more than what most players never reach. He is a phenom.


  5. There are no words to describe Rafa’s achievement!! Absolutely thrilled to watch him so happy and healthy!

    Take care! Tennis needs you!

  6. That’s so great very happy for him and his team and families. So fun to watch. The passion is great .my Mr. tennis. The bull.

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