Prince Felipe of Spain congratulates Rafael Nadal. (Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal was showered with congratulations by the likes of Prince Felipe of Spain, Usain Bolt and Pau Gasol. All were in Paris to watch the King of Clay do what he does best to win his eighth French Open, defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday. The love continued online, as Nadal's colleagues, followers and friends marveled at just how much he's been able to accomplish at age 27.
With 12 major titles, he's now tied with Roy Emerson for No. 3 all time, just two behind Pete Sampras' 14 and five behind Roger Federer's record of 17. He also became the first man to win a major after skipping two straight Slams.
Here’s a sampling of the Twitter reaction to Nadal's continued dominance on clay.