French Open 2014, Men’s Singles Final
The undisputed king of the clay court or rather we can say of ‘Roland Garros’ has roared again and stamped his authority on the French Open for the 10th time. Yes Rafael Nadal has won the French Open once again and has repeated the feat for the 5th time in a row. After losing the first set Nadal made a strong comeback and never allowed Djokovic to win any set further. This was first time that Novak Djokovic has lost a Grand Slam Final after winning the first set. Well, there is always a first time right?
Venue: Court Philippe Chatrier, Roland Garros, Paris (France)
Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic by 3-6 | 7-5 | 6-2 | 6-4
Total time: 3 hours 52 minutes
1st – 44 minutes
2nd – 60 minutes
3rd –50 minutes
4th – 57 minutes
|1st Serves In||84/120 – 70%||82/126 – 65%|
|1st Serve Points won||61/84 – 73%||59/82 – 72%|
|2nd Serve Points won||18/36 – 50%||16/44 – 36%|
|Fastest Serve||199 KMH||203 KMH|
|Average 1st Serve Speed||175 KMH||182 KMH|
|Average 2nd Serve Speed||136 KMH||145 KMH|
|Net Points won||11/16 – 69%||17/25 – 68%|
|Break Points won||6/10 – 60%||3/9 – 33%|
|Receiving Points won||51/126 – 40%||41/120 – 34%|
|Total Points Won||130||116|
Statistical Delights After French Open Final 2014:
- This is Rafael Nadal’s 14th Grand Slam title overall. Just 3 titles lighter to Roger Federer.
- This is 3rd time that Nadal has won a Grand Slam final after losing the first set.
- This is now 10th year where Nadal has won at least one major in a year.
- This was the 35th consecutive win for Nadal at Roland Garros.
- Nadal has lost only 1 match in last 10 years at Roland Garros.
- This was Djokovic’s first final loss after winning the first set.
- Rafael Nadal has a 66-1 win loss record at the French Open.
Quotes from the match:
“Last year was emotional for a few things. This year are emotional for another ones. But for sure when you are able to win Roland Garros, always will be emotional no? And then more when you age is older, no? Last year was with 27; this year with 28. That’s not forever.”
– From Rafael Nadal’s winning speech, French Open Final 2014“Well, if I was a left hander, maybe I would win the tournament.”
– Novak Djokovic after losing the French Open Final 2014