Roland

Tennis

Roland-Garros: Beaten by Rafael Nadal, he releases a terrible revelation

Published on October 29, 2022 at 08:35

Jules Kutos-Bertin

Journalist

When I was little, I promised myself that I would have a job in line with football. Very quickly, I realized that my feet would not be enough to take me where I wanted so journalism became obvious.

Winner once again of Roland-Garros, Rafael Nadal will have been at the end of his pains to triumph. If he quietly won the final against Casper Ruud, the Spaniard had a lot more trouble against Félix Auger-Aliassime in the eighth. The Canadian returned to this exceptional match, which could have swung in his favor.

Last summer, Rafael Nadal did some Rafael Nadal. Despite injuries and infiltrations, the Spaniard recovered his title at Roland Garros. Faller in particular of Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, Nadal was amazing until the final, where he gave no chance to Casper Ruudunhappy.

Auger-Aliassime close to bringing down Nadal

Finally, it was almost in the round of 16 that Rafael Nadal was most in danger. In front of Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Mallorcan will have had to fight until the fifth set to secure his qualification. A few months later, the Canadian returned to this prestigious confrontation.

“I felt he was a little tense”

It was a strange match, I mean there were several games, because I started very well and I felt that he was a little tense, that he was playing short and that he was making unusual mistakes, but straight away I served well, which always helps me a lot. And like you said, I had space to come behind my shots, to finish at the net, and I felt like things were going as well as they could in the first set. . Then we had a tight start to the second set, he ended up having a break point, which he couldn’t get to, and once he broke me for the first time, I I had the impression that things have reversed. He won the set 6–3, then 6–2, and I felt like I saw what Rafa was really up to at this point. And after being down 2 sets to 1, I was also a bit tired physically, and I started to not believe as much as I could win, like I did in the first set. But somehow things turned around, I’m not sure why or how, but I got like a second wind and I started playing well again, I had chances and I grabbed it and it’s true that when the 5th set started, I really believed I could win, and we were neck and neck until the middle of the set…but by the end, I just didn’t feel so close to winning “, said Auger Aliassime in comments relayed by We Love Tennis.



Roland-Garros: Beaten by Rafael Nadal, he releases a terrible revelation