After his recent French Open win, Spain’s boss Luis Enrique branded Rafael Nadal as “the pride of our country.” He secured his 13th French Open Triumph, which led to him winning glowing praise from Spain, Coach Luis Enrique. Luis couldn’t stop but express how proud he was feeling because of his fellow countryman.
With a straight-sets win over Novak Djokovic on Sunday, Nadal made it 13 Roland Garros titles, taking him to level with Roger Federer on 20 grand slams. It was his 100th victory at the Paris event in a major he dominated, losing only twice.
In his 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory against world number one at Philippe Chatrier, Nadal’s superiority was underlined by the fact that he committed just 14 unforced errors to the 52nd of his opponent.
Spanish former professional footballer and manager Luis Enrique praised Nadal’s ability to come back from injuries and continue winning the outstanding trophies, which he usually does.
“He Is The Pride Of Our country”: Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique, whose side faces Ukraine on Tuesday in the Nations League, heaped praise on his 34-year-old countryman. “I want to congratulate him on behalf of the [Spanish Football] Federation,” he said.
“I remember his way of facing failures and his respect for his opponents,” Luis added. “He is the pride of our country. He offers us a lesson in life,” he concluded, expressing his pride over Nadal’s achievements.
His words showcased utmost respect towards Rafael Nadal’s unbeatable victory. Luis continued congratulating him (Rafa) for his success. Moreover, he also appreciated how Rafa recognizes his rivals.
Moreover, Nadal is close to his 1000 career wins with only one match left to win. Across all tournaments, he has only been defeated 201 times. And he has won over 86 titles overall.
He sits fourth in the Open Era in the titles reckoning (behind 109 by Jimmy Connors, 103 by Roger Federer and 94 by Ivan Lendl).