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Rafael “The King of Clay” Nadal Wins Record 8th Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal surely is the King of Clay, winning a record 8th French Open today, defeating his compatriot David Ferrer, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

This was Nadal’s 12 Grand Slam title, which moves him into third place for overall wins behind Roger Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14). By winning Roland Garros eight times, Nadal has now also dominated a Slam more than any other man, passing Sampras and Federer, who have each won Wimbledon 7 times, and besting his own record at the French major.  Additionally, he sets a record by winning at least one Major in nine consecutive years.

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