Here's a compilation of reactions to Rafael Nadal winning a record-extending 14th French Open, and 22nd Grand Slam title. He beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the Roland Garros final on Sunday.

Casper Ruud, French Open Finalist

"We all know what a champion you are. Today I got to feel how it is to play against you in a final - it's not easy, I am not the first victim, I know there have been many before."

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Rod Laver, former men's world number one

"Congratulations Rafael Nadal, 14 French Open crowns and 22 majors. A flawless performance caps off a gruelling fortnight."

Sachin Tendulkar, former Indian cricketer

"To go out there and win a record 14th @rolandgarros & 22nd Grand Slam at the age of 36 is an incredible achievement. Congratulations @RafaelNadal."


Tracy Austin, former women's world number one

"@RafaelNadal is an incredible champion, competitor and such a classy person. With all the foot issues, just turned 36, he adds his 22nd Major. Just Wow!!"

Real Madrid, 14-time European Champion and Nadal's favourite football club

"Congratulations on this historic feat, @RafaelNadal. It's an honour being able to enjoy a great madridista and honorary club member as the best tennis player of all-time.

"Congratulations on your 22nd Grand Slam, your 14th @rolandgarros title, without doubt a magic number in 2022."


Marco Asensio, Real Madrid player

"THE FOURTEENTH. Coincidence? I don't think so. Historic @RafaelNadal BRAVO"

Garbine Muguruza, two-time Grand Slam winner

"Total admiration! You are the best @RafaelNadal #22 Grand Slam #14 @rolandgarros"

READ: Nadal beats Ruud to win 14th French Open title, 22nd Grand Slam crown

Billie Jean King, former women's world number one

"The King of Clay Court Tennis does it again. Congratulations to @RafaelNadal on his 14th French Open win and his 22nd major title!"

Thibaut Courtouis, Real Madrid goalkeeper

"You are an example of a sportsman @RafaelNadal. Congratulations champion!"