Found June 09, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
The feeling that never grows old. Rafael Nadal may have lost his first set at Roland Garros 2013, but he won his last set.  The King of Clay burnished his legend on the surface even further by securing an eighth Roland Garros title at the expense of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.  Here are some key things to know about the final and Nadal’s achievement more generally. The superior Spaniard:  Ferrer ends the tournament ranked higher than Nadal, but no human agrees with the computers on that opinion.  He looked very much David to the Goliath across the net, understandable considering that he contested his first major final today against a career-long nemesis.  A few exceptions like Francesca Schiavone aside, even weathered veterans do not excel in that situation. Calm after the storm:  After the dramatic sweep of the Djokovic-Nadal semifinal, the final’s relatively routine narrative came as the anticlimax that most envisioned.  The match contained few turning points or real momentum sh...
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