Rafael Nadal produces incredible overhead winner vs Stefanos Tsitsipas in Barcelona final

Rafael Nadal and clay – a marriage made in heaven.

Nadal has once again proved why he is the undisputed King of Clay with an imperious win at the Barcelona Open on Sunday, coming off the back of his Monte Carlo Masters win just last week.

19-year-old opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked 63rd, was simply blown away by a scintillating performance from Nadal, who claimed his 11th Barcelona title with a resounding 6-2, 6-1 win that took just 77 minutes.

You really can’t blame Tsitsipas for succumbing in the manner he did, especially when you consider that Nadal, who won his 400th match on clay in the semi-final, has now gone 19 consecutive games unbeaten on his favourite surface, winning 46 consecutive sets in the process.

In truth, Nadal was never challenged by the Greek youngster, a fact that was made crystal clear in the first set, when Nadal pulled the most incredible winner out of the bag.

Tsitsipas attempted to lob the 31-year-old veteran but Nadal simply retreated slightly, before smashing a no-look, twirling overhead winner past the bewildered Greek to claim the point.

How to crush an opponents spirits in one foul swoop – poor lad.

There is just nothing you can do to stop a rampant Nadal on clay – while you couldn’t help but feel sorry for Tstsipas, it was impossible to not be absolutely mesmerized by Nadal.

His win loss record on clay is mind boggling quite frankly, standing at 405 wins to 35 losses.

Nadal’s victory on Sunday brought his number of clay court titles to a staggering 55 and he will now be targeting a record 11th title on the famous Roland garros courts in Paris.

On current form, Nadal is the undoubted favourite for the title in Paris, and it would come as no suprise if his name is once again engraved on the trophy come June 10.

You simply can’t see how anyone could beat him at the moment.

Long live the king.

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