After an emphatic French Open victory, Iga Swiatek fulfilled another one of her lifelong dreams- meeting the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal. The 2020 Roland-Garros champions recently found their tracks merging on the Internet.
Just two weeks back, Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a major singles title. Rafael Nadal also won his 20th Roland Garros title the next day.
The cherry on the cake moment for Iga Swiatek
What more could the 19-year-old have possibly asked for? The delight on Iga Swiatek’s face conveys nothing more. The World No. 2, however, is caught by her camera lens in an unprepared moment (for which she apologizes too). But, that is not enough to diminish her contentment in any way. The caption says it all.
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) October 23, 2020
Iga Swiatek & Rafael Nadal after their French Open Win
The Polish professional Iga Swiatek had to get past the American Sofia Kenin to win her first Grand Slam title. Kenin, who is ranked at World No. 4, lost to her 6-4, 6-1. Rafael Nadal, on the other hand, triumphed against the Serbian and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a commanding manner. The scoreline said 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.
Winning a Grand Slam is the biggest reward for a tennis player. However, they take a physical and mental toll on the athletes. Rafa and Iga really needed this break to recharge themselves before the next tournament.
Considering the strict COVID-19 regulations, the tournament added substantial pressure on the players. Therefore, it becomes more understandable that both Iga and Nadal are taking this time off to recover. Moreover, they would aim to return with a fresher and more focused approach.
Fans of both the players are counting days to see their talents telecasted on the tennis court again.