Rafael Nadal is once again - for the 12th time - the toast of Paris and many raced to be the first to congratulate the Spaniard on his historic achievement.
All hail King Rafa
Twitter reacts to Rafael Nadal's 12th Roland-Garros title.
12? Really @RafaelNadal ? Totally run out of superlatives for this kind of clay court tennis. Never to be matched in my lifetime and still going. Congratulations legend.— James Blake (@JRBlake) June 9, 2019
Ni uno, ni dos, ni tres, ni cuatro, ni cinco, ni seis, ni siete, ni ocho, ni nueve, ni diez, ni once... Ya van 12 🏆 #RolandGarros!!!!!! 😱😱😱😱😱— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) June 9, 2019
Qué GRANDE eres @RafaelNadal!!!!!! #Leyenda pic.twitter.com/rsy8kNpySG
The King of Clay does not like to share his wealth. Congrats @RafaelNadal on #12!— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 9, 2019
Once again @RafaelNadal proves why beating him in a best-of-five set match on clay is arguably the biggest challenge in all of sport.— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) June 9, 2019
I mean have we seen consistency and dominance like this anywhere else? #RG19
There will never be another Nadal. Congratulations to @RafaelNadal on an incredible 12th French Open win. A genius on clay, with a tremendous work ethic, he’s a role model both on and off the court. Well done! #RG19 https://t.co/sAmolnGuUW— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 9, 2019
The physical toll that Rafa puts on you in a 3 out of 5 set match is perhaps the most underrated thing he does to you. Impossible for anyone to know that hasn’t experienced it first hand.— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) June 9, 2019
He would still have won 5 or 6 ......— andyroddick (@andyroddick) June 9, 2019
12th RG titles is absolutely unreal! Very proud to see Domi standing next to this legend of our sport!Your turn is coming soon..❤️@ThiemDomi— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) June 9, 2019
12?!?!?!?! I mean!!! Unstoppable!— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) June 9, 2019
I just can’t believe that someone just won a grand slam for the 12th time!!!!! It’s just absolutely BONKERS!!! @RafaelNadal is NOT NORMAL PEOPLE !!! This will never ever ever ever ever happen again in sport! pic.twitter.com/LrIRusQO3v— Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) June 9, 2019