Mats Wilander

Nadal is the perfect clay-court player

Mats Wilander

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Eurosport expert Mats Wilander analysed Sunday's French Open final which saw Rafael Nadal crowned champion at Roland Garros for a record eighth time.

Mats was impressed by his 6-3 6-2 6-3 win over David Ferrer and enthused over the quality of the man who is nicknamed 'the King of Clay'.

Nadal is the perfect clay-court player, Mats said. If you built one from scratch, he'd be just like the Spaniard.

His clay-court game is incredibly strong against all kinds of opponents and it's not just Roland Garros he has dominated, but Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome too.

However, Mats also had words of consolation for Ferrer, claiming the Spaniard will now feel he is capable of winning a Grand Slam after reaching his first final.

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