Rafael Nadal, who turned 36 in Paris during the Roland Garros, will face Casper Ruud, a 23-year-old Norwegian, this Sunday in the final of the tournament. The appointment is at 3:00 p.m. and can be seen on Eurosport. Zverev, who had to leave the semifinal against the Spaniard due to a serious ankle sprain, wished Nadal luck: “I hope you make more history.”
Ruud, a clay court specialist trained at the Balearic school in Manacor, beat Cilic in the other semifinal (3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2) and reached his first major final. His rise is not by chance: clay is his habitat. In fact, he is the player who has recorded the most wins (65), titles (7) and finals (8) in the last two courses on clay.