Social Media Reacts To Nadal's 12th Roland Garros Title
Words can't do justice to describe Rafael Nadal's record-extending 12th Roland Garros title. But global sports stars, including Tiger Woods, former Roland Garros champions and Nadal's peers still tried to put into words what the Spaniard's accomplishment means after the 33-year-old beat Austrian Dominic Thiem in the Roland Garros final for the second straight year, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
ATPTour.com compiled the best social media reactions to Nadal's 12th Roland Garros crown.
The King of Clay does not like to share his wealth. Congrats @RafaelNadal on #12!— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 9, 2019
Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) June 9, 2019
Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) June 9, 2019
Gustavo Kuerten (@gugakuerten) June 9, 2019
Rod Laver (@rodlaver) June 9, 2019
12 times!!!!! Unbelievable. @RafaelNadal— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 9, 2019
@RafaelNadal on clay = cheat code!!! 🙌🙌🙌— alex de minaur (@alexdeminaur) June 9, 2019
There will never be another Nadal. Congratulations to @RafaelNadal on an incredible 12th French Open win. A genius on clay, with a tremendous work ethic, he’s a role model both on and off the court. Well done! #RG19 https://t.co/sAmolnGuUW— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 9, 2019
12? Really @RafaelNadal ? Totally run out of superlatives for this kind of clay court tennis. Never to be matched in my lifetime and still going. Congratulations legend.— James Blake (@JRBlake) June 9, 2019