Laver, Navratilova, king among the stars to congratulate Nadal on his victory at Roland Garros | ATP tour
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The Spaniard is now a 14-time champion on Parisian clay
Rafael Nadal made history on Sunday by winning a record 22nd Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
Immediately after the match, tennis stars – including Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King – and others outside the sport praised the Spaniard for his achievement on social media.
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Congratulations Rafael Nadal, 14 Roland-Garros crowns and 22 majors. A flawless performance crowns a grueling fortnight. I hope you are resting now, halfway through the Slam! 🚀 https://t.co/XXxj0uhjWU
—Rod Laver (@rodlaver) June 5, 2022
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) June 5, 2022
The king of tennis on clay does it again.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 5, 2022
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) June 5, 2022
— diego schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) June 5, 2022
Congratulations on your remarkable achievement @Rafael Nadal!
It just goes to show that hard work, passion, and a “never give up” attitude really goes a long way. You put your time, heart, and soul into this, and your perseverance made this #14. https://t.co/9oe3pfA054
— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@steftsitsipas) June 5, 2022
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) June 5, 2022
— Ons Jabeur (@Ons_Jabeur) June 5, 2022
— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) June 5, 2022
It’s really hard to imagine anyone being EVER like Mr. @Rafael Nadal …especially on red soil.
—Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) June 5, 2022
Vamos Rafa 🐐❤️ https://t.co/gNIttqdAQc
— Sebastien Korda (@SebiKorda) June 5, 2022
@Rafael Nadal is truly the greatest competitor and champion I have ever seen. 22 Grand Slam tournaments! 14, 14 @Roland Garros titles!!!!! I can’t believe what I’m going through with this man! It’s crazy! And he does it with such class… what a model!
— Rennae Stubbs OLY (@rennaestubbs) June 5, 2022
—David de Gea (@D_DeGea) June 5, 2022
Congratulations on this historic achievement, @Rafael Nadal. It is an honor to be able to count on a great madridista and honorary member of the club as the best tennis player of all time. Congratulations on your 22nd Grand Slam, your 14th @Roland Garros title, no doubt a magic number in 2022.
— Real Madrid CF 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) June 5, 2022
Somos privilegiados de poder acompanhar um atleta profissional como @Rafael Nadal !! 14x campeão de um Grand Slam come @Roland Garros ! Inspiração de como ter foco, determinação, forced fisica e mental 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
—Kaka (@KAKA) June 5, 2022
1️⃣4️⃣ DON RAFAEL NADAL https://t.co/tpXQCjpDrr
— Daniel Ceballos (@DaniCeballos46) June 5, 2022