Bernard Giudicelli, the chief of the French tennis federation, announced on his official Facebook page, that they would be erecting a statue in honour of Rafael Nadal at the French open. The new was hanging in the air since the month of May, and now it has been confirmed.
The image has been decided and shared with Rafael Nadal, and it will be erected in front of the Philip Chatrier court. The contract has been put out as to who will build the statue, and the artist will be decided in a few months’ time.
Rafa has a win rate of 98% at the French open, winning 79 matches and loosing just twice- to Robin Soderling and to Novak Djokovic. His recent victory here came earlier this year when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets. Rafa, has a special place in his heart for this tournament, and after giving so much to the tournament, the French open has decided to give some back in the form of a statue.
Rafa, who was recently crowned the world no.1, will be gearing up for the last slam of the year, and will look to hold on to the top spot for the remainder of the year.