French Open champion Rafael Nadal celebrated his unprecedented eighth win at Roland Garros with a trip to Disneyland Paris on Monday (June 10).
The player, often dubbed the "King of Paris" due to his record performances in the French capital, was met with cheers and chants from eager crowds as he displayed his trophy in the shadow of the theme park's castle.
Nadal told reporters that he was pleased with his eighth win on the French capital's clay courts.
"To make something like this, you don't have a lot of options, you cannot have a lot of mistakes, but I feel very lucky that I played eight finals, that I won all eight. That's the key, because when you play finals you play against the best players of the world -- you can win, you can lose. Anyway, it was lucky that that fact was positive for me," he said.
Nadal came to Roland Garros with doubts hanging over his knee and his ability to win yet another title, but came through the gruelling fortnight unscathed.
Due to the ATP's 12-month rolling ranking system that awards no points for defending a title, Nadal had nothing to gain for reclaiming the Roland Garros crown he won last year.
The 12-times grand slam champion, however, now has just 90 points to defend until the end of the season.
Nadal heads to Wimbledon in search of a third title, but having decided to skip this year's Halle tournament, his preparation for the grass court grand slam will be far from ideal.
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