How Nadal's eighth French Open impacts GOAT debate; mail

Wednesday June 12th, 2013
Rafael Nadal became the only man with eight wins at a single major with his eighth French Open.
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French Open by the numbers

Serena Williams won her second French Open 11 years to the day after her first.
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga didn't lose a set en route to the semifinals, where he was swept by David Ferrer.
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• The knees are the X factor. But, yes, Nadal has a very good chance to reclaim the No. 1 ranking in 2013. He is almost comically self-minimizing (in an endearing way), but after the French Open final, even Nadal boasted about his ATP points haul this year. And, yes, from here on out, he's basically playing with casa money. He has reportedly committed to Beijing in September.

David Ferrer lost to Rafael Nadal in the final but passed Nadal in the rankings.
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Wimbledon kits for Nadal, Federer, Serena, Sharapova

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