The Philippe Chatrier court, Roland Garros, has a line written that most suits the two tennis players slugging it out across the net on May 31, 2022. The line reads, “Victory belongs to the most tenacious”. There are no players more tenacious in living memory than Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
In this battle of the all-time legends, Nadal came out the winner. His win ensures that he is seen as the ‘most tenacious.’ When two players who have a total of 42 Grand slams play with each other on the tennis court, it does not matter what their individual rankings are. It automatically becomes the highlight of the tennis calendar year, with every potential of becoming one of the greatest matches ever played. Though it fell short of being the greatest match ever still the level of tennis was extremely high. Something that only these two could have reached. Though, someone called Roger Federer might have a word to say in this matter.
Though the match had immense historical importance in tennis terms. This might be the last match in which Djokovic and Nadal play against each other on the Grandslam stage. In the future, whenever the GOAT (Greatest of All Times) debate is held, many will talk about this particular match. The fact that Nadal came out a winner in four sets (6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6) might tip the debate in his favour.