There have been many great players in tennis. Across generations, serial winners have plundered everything the Tour has to offer, taking home title after title. None, though, has dominated a surface like Rafa Nadal has dominated the clay of Roland-Garros.
Babolat are a key brand partner for Pro:Direct Tennis and as such we were invited out to their HQ in Lyon during February. The Decima was one of the key focuses as we spent some time delving deeper into the story behind “The Man, The Racket, The Legend” that is Rafa Nadal.
Honouring the mighty Spaniard’s record 10 French Open titles, Babolat’s limited edition Pure Aero Decima symbolises his passion, national pride, and the effort of every victory on the famous courts. Vamos!
“Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you would wish them to be, and then looking ahead, not behind.” — Rafael Nadal
See below some highlights of Rafa’s wins through the years, starting way back in 2005 when he won his first FO title until 2017 when he clinched La Decima. The only man in history to achieve this and perhaps the last.