15th birthday of Nadal’s first title at Roland Garros


Looks like it was yesterday. The weather is attested by the fact that it has been 15 years since that unforgettable June 5, 2005, when the history of tennis changed. Rafael Nadal rising champion of Roland Garros for the first time in his career and not even the most optimistic could have foreseen that he would do so another 11 times, and with evident possibility of continuing to add up. The triumph in his first appearance at the French Grand Slam came after winning in the final to Mariano Puerta and was the beginning of an unforgettable trajectory not without complex moments, even in that first edition, where he won Roger Federer semi-finals.

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