“Real Love To The Sport”: Daria Kasatkina Reveals She Was Crying While Rafael Nadal Was Holding His 13th French Open Title



Rafael Nadal won the 13th Roland Garros title, and nobody can keep calm. He matched Roger Federer’s record of having 20 Grand Slam titles in his tennis career.  Moreover, with his victory, the ongoing debate of who’s the greatest player of all times has been hyped among all.

The Russian tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, revealed the exact moment and emotions she felt when Rafael won the 13th Roland Garros title. She was indeed delighted and emotional as it was one of the most significant victories she could witness in front of her eyes.

“I Was Crying With Him While He(Nadal) Was Holding The Cup”: Kasatkina

Daria went on to speak that when she saw Rafael Nadal holding the cup, he was crying, and it was an adorable moment to watch. Moreover, even when he won the 13th Roland Garros and completed his 20 Grand Slam titles, the winning moment was everything to him. It ultimately showcased how vital that sport is to him and how much real love he (Nadal) has for the game.


Kasatkina said, “I was crying with him while he was holding with the cup. The tears were falling from his eyes. It was delightful. It’s like he’s winning 13 Roland Garros, 20 Grand Slams, and it still means so much to him, and this is the real love to the sport.” 

She also said that his emotions and gestures spoke everything for him. He was so happy with winning that everyone felt the vibe he shared. Daria also added that she could feel what that 13th Grand Slam title meant to him, and it was none less than his first achievement. 


Additionally, Daria has always mentioned that Nadal has been an inspiration for her. Moreover, she also had said before that she was inspired and motivated to play tennis only by Nadal.

Currently, Daria is playing at the Ostrava Open in the Czech Republic. She will be up against the American tennis player Jennifer Brady when she comes to the court for the second round. Additionally, Daria, world number 75, would like to cause a major disappointment in the game by defeating a much higher-ranked opponent.

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