Spain's Fed Cup team captain Anabel Medina praised Rafael Nadal's 12th French Open title. Medina said: "All the words are finished for Rafa, it's impressive what he did and how he did, sometimes we see him as a person who cannot die or as a superhero, thinking that what he does is normal and it's not.
Winning 12 French Open is something we will never see again and do not get relaxed because next year we could see the 13th. We are used to see him winning all the clay tournaments and that he got to Paris and won. This year he had more doubts, but he still achieved impressive results because he reached at least the semifinals in all the tournaments.
When he gets to Paris, I think he has an extra motivation, it's the tournament he likes, he only lost two matches there throughout his career and this extra motivations, knowing that it's five sets and that he always did it well, gives him a boost.
Yesterday he showed it with those tears. After winning 12 French Opens, he was still emotional." On the Fed Cup, Medina concluded: "I always said that eight or ten players can be part of the team. The Aliona's result is exciting and this year I already had her in two ties.
I always told her she has a great tennis and she showed it in Paris. We will see if we can win the Fed Cup." Medina achieved a career-high ranking at No. 16. She won 11 WTA career-titles.