On Sunday, June 9, Rafael Nadal achieved legendary status in the world of tennis by becoming the first player ever to win the same Grand Slam tournament eight times.
A 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over his fellow countryman David Ferrer in the final of the French Open in Paris saw Nadal increase his stunning record to 59 victories. Rafa’s 12th major title moves him above Bjorn Borg and his 11 career titles.
Richard Mille would like to congratulate Rafael Nadal for his energy and determination in returning to the international competition scene.
This Roland Garros victory rewards Rafa for all doubts and suffering he endured during the seven months he was off the court with a knee injury.
Last February in Chile, when he returned on the court, he showcased his physical fitness and stamina and proved to the world his talent.
From that point on, he won some six titles in Sao Paolo, Acapulco, Indian wells, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome, before Roland Garros.
Richard Mille is proud of his friend Rafa in being an impressive competitor, a great champion and a totally integrated member of the RM family.
Since 2010, Rafa has worn an RM watch during all tournaments, testing its performance and shock resistance.
Rafa’s first Grand Slam victory was at the French Open in 2005, when he beat Roger Federer to the title. Since then, the Spanish tennis player has won the tournament in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 – and now in 2013.