Rennae Stubbs on Rafael Nadal: He does it with such class, what a role model



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Rennae Stubbs on Rafael Nadal: He does it with such class, what a role model

Former six-time Grand Slam champion Rennae Stubbs says Rafael Nadal is "the greatest competitor" she has ever seen and described the Spaniard's French Open success as "insane." Nadal, 36, delivered another clay court masterclass at Roland Garros as he is now a record 14-time French Open champion.

On Sunday, Nadal cruised past Casper Ruud in the French Open final 6-3 6-3 6-0. Nadal, who lifted his maiden French Open title as a teenager in 2005, now has a stunning 14-0 record in his French Open finals. "Rafael Nadal is truly the greatest competitor and champion i have ever seen," Stubbs tweeted.

"22 Grand Slams! 14, 14 Roland Garros titles!!!!! I just can’t believe what I am witnessing with this man! It’s insane! And he does it with such class, what a role model!"

Stubbs on Nadal's chronic foot issue

Nadal said he was able to put his foot to "sleep" and that allowed him to get through the entire French Open tournament.

"Rafael Nadal just said he would like to come back but he can’t see himself doing it again like this. I believe his foot injury is something he knows he can’t mask anymore. I think he had a LOT of painkillers in that foot this past 2 weeks, i think he knows his time is running out," Stubbs said in another tweet.

After winning the French Open, Nadal confirmed that he is not retiring from tennis.

However, he noted that he will need to find a solution for his foot. "I don't know, I can't confirm or say you know I think - of course I will love to keep coming but at the same time, we need to find a solution for that no because I can't keep going the way that I'm doing," Nadal said. Nadal now owns a record 22 Grand Slams, two more than Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.