Roland Garros Day 10 - Will it be #22 and out for extraordinary Rafael Nadal?

We've known for years that you should never count out Rafael Nadal. And yet we keep doing it! After his epic four set victory over Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros, Catherine, David and Matt gather in the middle of the night to talk about how he did it and what it all means. There's chat about Nadal's fast start, Djokovic's recovery, the way Nadal looked physically stronger, the role of the crowd, the tension between the two players, and Nadal's press conference where he stressed once again that he could be playing his final Roland Garros.

Elsewhere, what happened to Carlos Alcaraz today? Was this the best Grand Slam performance of Zverev's career? And in what way has tennis left us feeling uncomfortable when talking about Zverev?

In the women's draw, we discuss how Martina Trevisan overcame Leylah Fernandez's spirited fightback and how mature Coco Gauff looked in her victory over Sloane Stephens.


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