Arthur Fils looking to defeat Rafael Nadal at the 2024 French Open to establish himself on the Tour

Arthur Fils aims to earn a name for himself by defeating the 'King of Clay', Rafael Nadal, at Roland Garros.


Arthur Fils looking to defeat Rafael Nadal at the 2024 French Open to establish himself on the Tour

Arthur Fils and Rafael Nadal ( Credits: ATP Tour and Tennnis.com)

French tennis player Arthur Fils has opened up about the possibility of making a mark and earning a name for himself in the world of tennis by hoping to defeat the 22-time Grand Slam title champion, Rafael Nadal, in the upcoming 2024 French Open.

The 19-year-old just recently suffered a heartbreaking loss in the finals of the Next Generation ATP Finals to Hamad Medjedovic after reaching the finals unbeatable. However, moving on from his loss, the French teen expressed his desire to defeat the 14-time Roland Garros winner in the 2024 French Open to enter the world of tennis with a bang.

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The ‘King of Clay‘ has been sidelined for most of this year as he remained absent from the tennis court, citing injury concerns. However, recently, the former World No. 1 confirmed his participation in the Brisbane Open next year while also stating that the 2024 season will be his farewell year on tour. Tennis fans and followers all over are excited for the Spaniard’s return.

However, the World No. 36 is a bit too excited for the two-time Wimbledon champion to set foot on the court as he looks to overcome the Spanish to establish himself as a potential star of the next generation.

 If, at the age of 19, I can stop him at Roland, that would be nice.
Adding further, the 19 year old stated

Overpowering the master of clay court tournaments has been a dream of many players, and only a few, including Novak Djokovic, have achieved this feat so far. The French Open is the Spaniard’s favorite tournament, and beating him on that soil will be a challenging task for the youngster. 

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As Rafael Nadal aims to come back, clarifies his aim is not winning the Roland Garros

In a ray of sunshine for Rafael Nadal fans, after an entire year of staying away from the sport, the 22-time Grand Slam title champion has announced his return to the sport with the Brisbane Open in 2024. He has also specified that the upcoming season will be his last season on tour before he bids goodbye to the sport.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal ( Credits: Olympics.com)

However, while the 37-year-old has expressed his interest in returning to competitive tennis, he also clarified that he does not aim to win the Australian or French Open.

The Spanish tennis player has only expressed his interest in getting a proper farewell from the sport and is not aiming to win a tournament, as he understands the position he is in and finds it difficult to win a slam at this point in his career.

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