On his way to a breezy first-round win against Sam Groth, Rafael Nadal once again showed why he’s the King of Clay.


Near the end of the one-sided match (he won 6-1, 6-1, 6-1), Nadal chased down a shot by Groth and made a return for the ages.

 

The shot was so brilliant, even Roth had nothing to offer in return but a smile. You just cannot do anything to combat that kind of spectacular play.

Nadal barely broke a sweat otherwise, finishing off his hopeless opponent in record time.

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He’s truly in his element at Roland Garros, where he’s won a record nine times already in his career.