Rafael Nadal became the oldest men's champion at the French Open with a straight-set victory over Caspar Rudd on Sunday to win his 14th French Open and a record 22nd Grand Slam title.
After 17 years, a 36-year-old Nadal has won the French Open title, he has won the first French Open title in 2005 at the age of 19. Nadal won the final 11 matches and is now two majors ahead of old rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who overcame all odds on Sunday.
Nadal, the oldest champion in Paris since Andre Gimeno, 34, in 1972, was unsure whether to compete after a chronic left foot injury that has plagued him throughout his career broke again.
He also needs to get better in a grueling 12 hours over the last three rounds to beat Felix Auger-Aliassim, Novak Djokovic, and Alexander Zverev.