d12e0681d6cd77ce14a37e9315a1885dTENNIS: Nadal’s single-handed attempt to restore the name ‘Rafa’ to credibililty following Benitez’s botch job continues to roll along as the Spaniard crushed Sweden’s Robin Soderling in the French Open final.
Nadal won in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and 18 minutes.
We haven’t seen a Swede pummelled that hard since we downloaded a film about two pigtailed Nordic twins hiring a plumber who looked suspiciously like Ron Jeremy. And no it wasn’t Mario.
“I played my best match against you. If not, it’s going to be impossible to beat you,” lied Nadal to Soderling afterwards. The victory means the 24-year-old has regained the world number one ranking, leaving Roger Federer one week short of Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks at the top.