Rafael Nadal is called King of Clay because of his incredible achievements in red-dots surfaces, especially 13 Roland Garros titles. However, the former World No.3 Sergi Bruguera admits his countryman’s record on Parisian Clay is matchless.
Sergi Bruguera, the 1993 and 1994 French Open singles title owner, retired from tennis in 2002. The 50-years-old is the current Spanish Davis Cup captain.
In a recent interview with EFE news agency, Bruguera said that winning two French Open titles was incredible during his time when only several players had two championships under their name.
“At that time it was unthinkable for me to win two Roland Garros. With one, I would have already finished my career. Until then, only seven or eight players had won two Roland Garros in history. It was an extraordinary thing,” the 1996 Olympic silver medalist said.
Rafael Nadal Is Most Title Winner of The French Open All Time
Before Rafael Nadal dived into Roland Garros, the former French Legend Max Decugis is the most title(8) winner in the amateur era. At the same time, Bjorn Borg held the open era record with six titles.
Followed by a former world No.1 tennis player from Sweden Bjorn Borg, No one has won more than three titles in Roland Garros so far despite Rafael Nadal, who holds record tally of 13 titles.
“Obviously today what Rafa does at Roland Garros is incomparable. You cannot talk about both things in the same sentence”, a former professional tennis player from Barcelona added.
“Rafael Nadal Is Always Ready To Play In Davis Cup”, says Sergi Bruguera
Since 2000, the Spanish Davis Cup team won six championship titles so far. Rafael Nadal contributed to winning five editions in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2019.
When asked about Rafael Nadal’s participation at this edition of Davis Cup, Captain Bruguera explained, “He always wants to play for his country. You just have to see how he played and what he did in the 2019 edition. At the least he can, he will want to play, he is always ready.”(Quotes translated into English via Google translator)