QUIZ: Rafael Nadal and his 2022 Roland Garros triumph

QUIZ: Rafael Nadal and his 2022 Roland Garros triumph

by Zachary Wimer

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Rafael Nadal started his season with a triumph in Australia, and a few months later, he also added his 14th title at the Roland Garros.

Naturally, Rafael Nadal was the biggest favorite heading into the 2022 Roland Garros. Once again, he didn't disappoint his fans and lifted his fourteenth major in Paris as he lost only three sets along the way.

The Spaniard faced his biggest rival on the way to the title and also played a match that included a bad injury of his opponent. Do you know who Nadal's opponents were in France?

Test your knowledge in our quiz, and also remember to read the summary of the 22-time Grand Slam champion's record-extended victory below the quiz.

Rafael Nadal's 2022 Roland Garros Triumph Summary:

Despite being only the fifth seed at the event, the Spanish King of Clay was the main favourite to win it, especially after starting his season with a surprising victory at the Australian Open.

In the first three rounds of the tournament, Nadal cruised through the draw, beating all Jordan Thompson, Corentin Moutet, and Botic van de Zandschulp without losing a single set along the way.

The most challenging match, quite surprisingly, came in the fourth round of the tournament. His uncle, Toni Nadal, who has served as Rafael's coach for the majority of his career, is now coaching Felix Auger-Aliassime, and it was the Canadian who got the closest to beating the Spaniard.

Auger-Aliassime won the opening set and took the eventual champion to five sets on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, something only a few people managed to do over the past two decades.

Eventually, Nadal won the match, and even though he lacked some of the energy in his quarterfinal meeting with his main rival Novak Djokovic, the Spanish player also won the match in four sets to progress to the tournament's semifinal.

After two challenging wins, Nadal faced an opponent who looked like most capable of beating him at the 2022 Roland Garros. Alexander Zverev lost the first set in the tie-break, but he took the second set into another tie-break, and it was after three hours and seven minutes of play when the two were about to settle the second set.

The match could have possibly extended to a six-hour marathon, but that didn't happen as the German injured himself and couldn't continue in the match.

After that, Nadal easily overcame Casper Ruud in the final to win his record-extending 14th Roland Garros title and his 22nd major overall.


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