Casper, it is a pleasure to play a Roland Garros final with you, I want to congratulate you on the race you are having and for these two weeks. I am happy for you and your family, I wish you the best for the future. Team, family, the things that are happening this year are incredible, I want to thank you for everything, without you none of this would be possible. Especially in difficult moments, during injuries your support helps me a lot, without it I would have retired long ago. Thanks to everyone who makes this event possible, for me it is the best tournament in the world and being here makes me feel at home. Personally, it is very difficult to describe the feelings I have. I never thought I would be here at 36 years old being competitive, playing once again on the biggest court of my career. It gives me a lot of energy to keep going, thanks to Paris and everyone. For me, it is incredible to play here, it is very beautiful. I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I will continue fighting.

Rafael Nadalwinner of 14 Roland Garros