Cyprus Mail
Sport

Nadal wins eighth title in protest-hit Paris final

Rafa Nadal made light work of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to win a protest-interrupted French Open final 6-3 6-2 6-3 on Sunday and become the first man to win eight singles titles at the same tournament.

Third seed Nadal, with a jaw-dropping 59-1 record at Roland Garros, collapsed on to the red clay after ending the contest on his first match point.

The match was briefly interrupted in the second set when a bare-chested protester ran onto Court Philippe Chatrier after letting off a flare before being dragged out by security.

The incident failed to derail Nadal, who prevailed after two hours 16 minutes in a one-sided final.

Related Posts

Liverpool stroll to derby victory, wins for Chelsea and City

Reuters News Service

Maupay’s late bicycle kick snatches draw for Brighton at West Ham

Reuters News Service

Gay player Cavallo has no reason to feel unsafe in Qatar: WC chief

Reuters News Service

Arsenal’s Gabriel fought off baseball bat-wielding robber

Reuters News Service

Australia’s vaccine mandate is not to ‘blackmail’ Djokovic

Reuters News Service

Historic night for White and England in 20-goal romp

Press Association

138 comments

Comments are closed.