Rafael Nadal is 9/4 to add to his two Wimbledon titles after the King of Clay won a record seventh French Open at a rain-delayed Roland Garros on Monday.
The Spaniard triumphed in four sets against Serbian Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 to eclipse Bjorn Borg’s six French Open titles. The win dashed Djokovic’s dream of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four grand Slam titles at the same time.
There may be some consolation to come for Djokovic who is the 15/8 favourite in Paddy Power’s online betting to regain his Wimbledon title when the grass tournament gets underway from June 25 to July 8.
But the French Open belonged to Nadal.
“It’s an honour but the most important thing is this tournament. It’s unforgettable, one of the most special moments in my career,” Nadal said.
” For me, this tournament is the most special tournament in the world.”
Serbian Djokovic had no complaints with the result.
“I feel really privileged to be in this position, being in the final at Roland Garros for the first time. I enjoyed the match, Rafa was the better player. ”