Rafael proved his tennis prowess on June 9 as well, defeating David Ferrer at Roland Garros in France at the French Open.
Rafael defeated David in straight sets — 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
It was a historic day for Rafael, who was playing in his first major championship since taking seven months off from tennis in 2012 due to injury. The win was his record eight at the French Open, and his 12th major title overall.
Going into the match, David knew that the odds were against him.
“Oh, [expletive deleted]. Now I have to play Rafa in the French Open final,” David said after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals. ”He’s an unbelievable player. He has all the shots. He has good receive, good forehand with topspin, [the] physical. In my mind he’s the best.”
Rafael proved that he’s the best once again on Sept. 9. Way to go, Rafael!