Rafael Nadal is a tennis legend, and his performances at Roland Garros have been nothing short of phenomenal. Nadal has won a record 14 French Open titles, including eight in a row from 2010 to 2017, and is widely regarded as the greatest clay court player of all time.
Nadal's most famous matches at Roland Garros include his five-set victory over Roger Federer in the 2005 semifinals, his four-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the 2012 final, and his straight-set victory over Stan Wawrinka in the 2017 final.
Nadal's dominance on clay at Roland Garros is backed up by some impressive statistics. He has a career win-loss record of 112-3 at the tournament, with his only losses coming against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009, against Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals in 2015 and the semis in 2021. Nadal's 14 titles are the most won by any player at a single Grand Slam event, and he also holds the record for the most consecutive titles won at any Grand Slam event with his eight-year streak from 2010 to 2017.
Overall, Nadal's performances at Roland Garros have cemented his place in tennis history as one of the all-time greats. His relentless work ethic, mental toughness, and unparalleled clay court skills have earned him the nickname "King of Clay" and made him a fan favorite at the French Open year after year.