Rafael Nadal had a rich year both in his professional and personal life, but the Spaniard has shared his favorite six memories after taking a look at all that 2019 had offered to him. Nadal shared the highlights that brought him the most joy by posting a picture representing each of them on his Instagram account.
Without further ado, let’s dive straight into the great memories that marked Rafa’s fruitful year and made his fans all around the world enjoy his legendary presence on the tour.
1. Rafael Nadal obtained his first title of the year at the Italian Open in Rome, where he defeated Novak Djokovic after a dominant 6/0, 4/6, 6/1.
Thus, Nadal bagged his ninth title at the Foro Italico.
Just a month after securing the Italian Open, Nadal showed once again that he is worthy of the moniker “King of clay” by conquering the French Open for the 12th time in his career.
3. By winning the final act against Daniil Medvedev in Montreal, Nadal pulled off the first hard court title defense in his wonderful journey in the ATP circuit.
Also, winning the Canadian Open marked Rafael’s 35th ATP Masters title.
As if Roland Garros wasn’t enough, the 33 years old Spaniard didn’t let the guard down and went on to win his 19th Grand Slam after a tough final battle against Daniil Medvedev. The US Open success is another big milestone engraved on Rafa’s illustrious career.
Winning Laver Cup alongside Federer plus the rest of Team Europe, and conquering Davis Cup with Team Spain were two of Nadal’s most precious achievements in 2019. Now, with ATP Cup on the horizon, one should expect another strong performance from Team Spain, but that remains to be seen.
Last but not least, marrying Maria Francisca Parello after 14 years of waiting was the salt and pepper missing from a perfect 2019. The two lovers unified their destinies in October at the “La Fortaleza” fortress in Mallorca.