Nadal joins Wilander as only men to win French debut
PARIS -- Rafael Nadal, the new king of clay, put on a show worthy of the royalty watching him.
“ He brought out the best in me. I lost to an excellent player. He's the best player in the world. ”
— Mariano Puerta
Caked in red dust from hair to sneakers, Nadal stood on the
court after his French Open triumph Sunday, the charismatic teen
who plays with a pugnacious smirk holding both his dirty hands up
to a beaming King Juan Carlos ...
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