Barbora Krejcikova won her first Slam title by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 2-6 6-4 in the 2021 Roland Garros women's singles final, in one hour and 58 minutes. That of the Czech tennis player is truly a fairy tale: she entered the top 100 players in the world only last October and, now, in the space of three weeks, she has won the WTA Strasbourg first and then the French Open.
An unforeseeable and unthinkable moment on the eve, but which has become reality. Rafael Nadal, during the press conference after the defeat in Paris against Novak Djokovic, said: "Having won 13 times here it hurts a lot and it seems like a missed opportunity, but in the end we all know that the years pass and nothing is eternal.
aware that every edition that passes I will have less chance, this year I had a big chance. I am not a person who makes tragedies when he loses and does not get too excited when he wins, in this sport you have to be prepared for victory and defeat.
I'm sad because I lost the most important match of the year for me but life goes on and we will continue to work."
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Two tennis legends and two former world number ones like Andy Murray and Andy Roddick have exalted themselves on social media by analyzing the deeds of the semifinal between adal and Djokovic.
They but not only: also the Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner, eliminated during the tournament by Rafael Nadal, published an Instagram Stories during the competition with the simple comment This Level Is Insane. Juan Martin Del Potro on the one hand praised the two champions and on the other left a laconic message regarding his future by stating: I hope to meet you again.
Andy Murray was amazed by the level that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic offered in the match. And today the curtain will fall on Roland Garros 2021: with the grass-swing already upon us, the Parisian Slam in Bois de Boulogne will return again in 2022 to enhance its crowd.