2019 saw World famous tennis player Rafael Nadal win his 12th French Open title after battling injuries for a long time.
This achievement was special to him because of all the injuries he has had in the past year caused him to pull out of 10 tournaments.
Due to his injuries over the past year he had to pull out in the middle of a lot of games. He lost to number one, Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final and number three, Roger Federer in the semi-final at Indian Wells.
Recovering from hip, knee, stomach and ankle issues and getting his record-breaking win was a dream come true.
Before this, Nadal had played only 3 events this year. But that didn’t stop him from winning at a rate of a 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 clean sweep.
His opponent was Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem and the final took place on 9th June 2019 at Roland Garros.
Nadal, 33, is the World’s number 2 yet, since his 2004 Italian Open title this was his longest wait for a trophy, all thanks to the five-week long break he took to recover.
Next in store for the star tennis player is preparation for Wimbledon which begins on 1st July 2019 and another opportunity to win a grand Slam.