Rafael Nadal won the French Open becoming the first player ever, men or women, to win one Grand Slam ten times. Perhaps more importantly, the win also put Nadal alone in second place on the all-time list for men’s singles Grand Slam titles.
Nadal now has 15 career Slam titles, one more than Pete Sampras, who retired with the record, and three behind Roger Federer, who won his 18th earlier this year in Australia.
The French Open was Nadal’s first Grand Slam title since the 2014 French Open. But he is also four years younger than Federer. If Nadal can stay healthy, two or three more French Open titles alone are certainly within reach. If he can steal one or two others, it is possible that Nadal will retire with the most Grand Slam titles all time among the men.
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