Rafael Nadal made quick work of his countryman David Ferrer in straight sets to win a record eighth French Open title. He improved to an ungodly 59-1 in the tournament and can call himself the King of Clay with complete immunity should he feel so inclined. His biggest challenge in the 2 hour, 16 minute match turned out to be sidestepping a flare-totting protester — not any forehand or backhand waged by his opponent.
Always a good feeling.
It’s a war out there.