Rafael Nadal vs Alexei Popyrin - Round 1 Highlights | Roland-Garros 2021

Rafael Nadal vs Alexei Popyrin - Round 1 Highlights | Roland-Garros 2021
Watch the best moments of the victory of Rafael Nadal over Alexei Popyrin in the 1st round of #RolandGarros 2021. Rafael Nadal won 6/3 6/2 7/6.

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Roland-Garros 2021: from 24 May to 13 June.

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100+ comentarios:

thsu8
thsu8:
Nadal turns 35 on Thursday, Novak is 34, and Roger turns 40 in August. So much respect for the longevity of these 3 legends. We can all be motivated by their hard work, dedication, and discipline.
Bilal Ayberk AYDOĞDU
Bilal Ayberk AYDOĞDU:
2-5 to 7-6, Classic Nadal.
SeekTruth
SeekTruth:
Can’t believe they didn’t show Popyrin’s set point! Shocking highlights!
Jerod Roshanfar
Jerod Roshanfar:
This man is playing like it's his first Roland Garros! His passion for his craft is truly amazing. I wouldn't be surprised if he won this at 40.
mu fc
mu fc:
He looks strong, passionate and hungry for his 14th 🏆❤️

Vamos Rafa 💪🏻🔥
Geo L
Geo L:
Popyrin actually played really good. Nothing to lose.
Lee Chad
Lee Chad:
Nadal is a freaking monster still. Rafa is so good at creating angles its great to watch. Hope to see him play live once.
NotSoHandyTim
NotSoHandyTim:
Popyrin walking around like he's still pissed that he got Nadal as his first match.
Andy Haslam
Andy Haslam:
Sometimes that Nadal forehand is just unstoppable. When he takes a step back and unleashes it it is formidable. He already looks favourite to win again as he is still the king of clay.
xElNinoo
xElNinoo:
Nadal is as nailed on for RG as he has ever been, it would seem. Injury and external factors aside, who can realistically get close to him? Moving onto 21 slams would be a huge moment in tennis.
Bonk
Bonk:
Popyrin hung in pretty well. Took control of a good number of points too. Those passes were way too easy for Nadal though. You have to volley insanely well when you do get forward.
Meryll Cariaga
Meryll Cariaga:
wow! Nadal classic! Nadal needs this kind of quality matches, this helps nadal's confidence. No one is stopping this Bull 🔥
S M
S M:
Nadal could have easily lost the 3rd set, but I am glad he fought back like he mostly does to close it in straight sets. I hope the drop in play in the 3rd set is not consistent as it always reminds me how he lost the 2021 Australian Open QF against Tsitsipas after 2 set up.
Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος
Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος:
Vamos Rafa 🔥
Bee da trot TV 👊
Bee da trot TV 👊:
Solid as ever! Vamos Rafa 💪
Álvaro de Cárdenas
Álvaro de Cárdenas:
I AM SOOOOO PROUD OF THIS MAN. GO NADAL!!!
Eunice Suero
Eunice Suero:
Felicidades Rafa💙👏que Dios te bendiga con salud y mas éxitos👏😘 te queremos ERE un ejemplo para la juventud😗😗😗🇩🇴
Pratik Shirke
Pratik Shirke:
Congrats Rafa. Popyrin played well too. Had his chances in the third set.
Non Stop Tennis
Non Stop Tennis:
Very nice every year to see Nadal again at Roland Garros!
RoB
RoB:
Nadal on clay at the French: unstoppable
Борислав Димитров
Борислав Димитров:
At RG he's the favourite no question about that, but I see him a huge favourite for US open too this year!
ozziekhoo
ozziekhoo:
Nadal 2-5
Me: Don't tell me he comes back from this
Next frame of video: 6-6

😂😂
Sergio Navarro
Sergio Navarro:
Digan lo que digan y a pesar de las lesiones JAMÁS HABRÁ OTRO NI PARECIDO !!! Su MAJESTAD RAFA NADAL !!
Ady Brîndoiu
Ady Brîndoiu:
Vamos Rafa! Make history with this tournament!
Freda Patel
Freda Patel:
Vamos Rafa!! Great game! You are a true champion. You are an unassuming gentleman, in loss and win!!! Stay healthy!! xoxoxoxo
R Martinez
R Martinez:
I've watched the full match but find myself watching this highlight. Great start Nadal.
R C
R C:
Popyrin after getting to 5-2: "Omg I got a chance at this"

Nadal: *Lol I just feel a bit bad, letting you have some fun*
Julie Cayas
Julie Cayas:
Vamos Rafa!!!💪💪💪
Ndaru Arrow
Ndaru Arrow:
unreal wow that could be 4 set
but nadal is lethal
Faroukh Bin othman
Faroukh Bin othman:
Popyrin, well done. You got the talent to be at the top in future.
-the islander-
-the islander-:
that was impressive from popyrin.
top 5 worthy serve, and the baseline game to back it up.
exactly the kind of opponent that will battle harden rafa going deeper.
hope sinner gets to play him. then the preparation will be ideal.
mxsxkxcrc
mxsxkxcrc:
Whoever designed the Nadal Pure Aero theme needs a raise. One of the best-looking rackets ever.
armstrongtixid
armstrongtixid:
I'm getting the feeling he will drop 1 set to someone, but that's it. Maybe Tsitsipas in the final or Djokovic in the semi.
Pont
Pont:
Last match 7-6 was amazing one ☝️
U do deserve GOAT as always Nadal 😘😘😘
Juan Reyes
Juan Reyes:
Vamos Rafa💪
Funny Pavel
Funny Pavel:
Nadal's backhand is stronger😬
Erick Villeda
Erick Villeda:
Al fin una luz un rayo en el juego de RN, el tiempo cobra la factura y lo mejor cambió de estratégica. ⚡⚡☄️☄️
Dan Fernando
Dan Fernando:
Wishing you more luck Rafa for your 14th Roland Garros grandslam!👍😄👍🎾
Kingston
Kingston:
Well, it’s a wrap. Just give the guy the title and let’s go on grass.
Yellowait
Yellowait:
1:47 Seeing the score, I really believed that Nadal was going to lose a set for the 28th time in 17 Roland Garros played.
Master Muamer
Master Muamer:
This beast can not lose 3 sets in ehole tournament not just in one match. Vamos Rafa the beast
Goutham H
Goutham H:
They're hitting the ball so hard it almost feels like the ball is gonna blast into little pieces any moment!
Jacob Schmidt
Jacob Schmidt:
Well, so much for Nadal getting a tough draw. Both Rublev and Sonego were very disappointing. Hopefully Sinner meets his end of the bargain, so Nadal at least gets some challenge before the semis. Popyrin is yet another example of players not knowing how to close a set that they should have won against the Spaniard. Tennis is so mental in that regard.
marc ballesteros
marc ballesteros:
1:21 Nadal is unbelievably good in clay. From another planet🤯🤯🤯
Introverder
Introverder:
Maybe the last time in this tournament when some player had chance to take set from Nadal here - just like SInner could in previous Roland Garros.

Still to make it a little bit more interesting it would be good if somebody went at least to 4 or 5 sets with Nadal here.

And if Roger will play nice here he maybe won't beat Djokovic but he can take some power from Djokovic when Novak will face Nadal in the semis with some loss of power make it easier for Nadal. And we still don't know if it was good decision for Novak to play week before RG.
Pseudo Historias
Pseudo Historias:
Even if he loses against a fired up Djoko or Tsisipas it's just mindblowing how strong Rafa looks in RG year after year.

As Almagro said years ago frustrated of how good Nadal is:

"This man will be 60 years old and keep winning Roland Garros"
Vic Mwansa
Vic Mwansa:
Vamos Rafa 🎾🥎💚💯
Esa-Petri Tuomola
Esa-Petri Tuomola:
Vamos Rafa!!
michael gilbey
michael gilbey:
It's early days but Rafa is already looking like the man to beat.
RF RN Productions
RF RN Productions:
Congrats Rafa for your 14th Roland Garros
Alkaline Guru
Alkaline Guru:
Thanks for the 2 minute highlight video!!!! Couldn’t ask for more!
Robert
Robert:
This guy Nadal seems to be pretty good at tennis.
Grunchlk
Grunchlk:
Being Rafa's opponent at the French Open probably feels like being a pen with which history is written.
Kim Jong Un Korea wale
Kim Jong Un Korea wale:
That’s what set the big 3 apart. Their ability to win initial round matches consistently and with ease. This next generation plays 5 setters against world 700 in R1 and lose in R2
ELPIONERO CONDOMINION
ELPIONERO CONDOMINION:
Vamos NADAL!!!!!
hicham raziki
hicham raziki:
Bravo Nadal tu resteras toujours la légende de tennis
OverCraft
OverCraft:
Think about all the pressure on Nadal year after year of ruling Roland-Garros. This guy can't crack under any type of stress.
RICARDO GARCIA
RICARDO GARCIA:
rafael nadal,, llegara a ser el mejor de toda la historia del tenis
choo geng nian
choo geng nian:
NADAL is just too GOOD!
Jimmy Park
Jimmy Park:
Nadal makes it look to easy.
Andy Roo
Andy Roo:
Does Rafa look like a 35 year old man out there? He looks even stronger, today, than he did in last year's Roland Garros tournament. The Old Man is still teaching tennis lessons to those who think he is past his prime. Nadal Is My Champion!
잠자리들 다어디가써 ㅜ돌아와
잠자리들 다어디가써 ㅜ돌아와:
진짜 어마무시하게 멋지다.
KilyGonza
KilyGonza:
come on Nadal this is your year to win this tournament!!!
Okos
Okos:
1:59 2-5 Popyrin
2:00 6-6 😆
The QueenSweeper
The QueenSweeper:
Man, Nike really nails it this time. Rafa's outfit looks insanely good. Perfect outfit to lift up the #14. VAMOS!
Mazi Thoughts
Mazi Thoughts:
The poor kid cheered “c’mon!” once and didn’t even win that game.
Lil Nicky Da Baddest
Lil Nicky Da Baddest:
I think they should have Rafa waiting in the finals and the others should be playing to face him 😭
Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes:
He's a machine alright.
Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez
Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez:
Very heated match! Partido muy sudado. Vamos La Bestia de la Arcilla! #VamosRafa
Alex Lex
Alex Lex:
He was down in that 3rd set 2 to 5 and came back to win. Vamos rafa!
Totong Dela cruz
Totong Dela cruz:
Happy Birthday to you My King, good health and many more birthdays to come, GodBless you more and more Championship Titles to come MY KING!!!!
Fernando Pachón González
Fernando Pachón González:
GOAT 🇪🇸🇪🇸 🚀🚀
thegreen destiny
thegreen destiny:
Most unlucky man in the RG draw is the one facing Nadal in R1.
Antonio Padilla Jr.
Antonio Padilla Jr.:
Nadal is great, but Popyrin deserves to get some shots in this highlight too.
Tareq
Tareq:
GOAT 🐐 of clay .. GOAT 🐐 of Hard .. GOAT 🐐 of Grass .. GOAT 🐐 of Olympics ... GOAT 🐐 of Davis Cup .. GOAT 🐐 of come back after injuries >> GOAT 🐐 of Tennis
Yuttasak Arakkitsakul
Yuttasak Arakkitsakul:
2-5 and winning 7-6 is only practicing under pressure situation of the King of clay.
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Rafa Nadal my idol❤️
Luis Rodriguez arregui
Luis Rodriguez arregui:
The BEST..😎
Regdu Geht
Regdu Geht:
Popyrin actually played really good. Nothing to lose.
Bishal Neer
Bishal Neer:
Hope to see a new finalist from other half this time!
Mister 7172
Mister 7172:
Блин, постарел Надаль
Mark Blokzijl
Mark Blokzijl:
fookin legend
Luis
Luis:
Finally Nadal won a match in RG...
Zechs Merquise
Zechs Merquise:
Rafa will have the most titles in Grand Slam category if he wins this French Open title.
Win or lose, he's already the GOAT.
Manuel Caldicot
Manuel Caldicot:
Super Rafa campeón 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸
Çağdaş Kunt
Çağdaş Kunt:
Nadal's backhand return is not enough I hope that return level increase
nir S
nir S:
congrats Nadal for the win you look amazing
DUKHA
DUKHA:
Proud to be Spanish as him
Kreg
Kreg:
Courts look really slow this year. Should make it extra easy for Nadal to take it
Rodrigo Acuña
Rodrigo Acuña:
Vamoooos toro queridooooo !!!! Una vez mas ganalo por favor !!!!!..
Una mas y eclipsas a todos !!!
Suerte idolo maximo del tenis !!!!
yuitr loing
yuitr loing:
Wishing you more luck Rafa for your 14th Roland Garros grandslam!👍😄👍🎾
Lebo Pelesane
Lebo Pelesane:
Rafa is king here and we all know 😎👌🏼
The Alchemist
The Alchemist:
Typical Rafa at early rounds also nice touch with the neon tshirt which reminds me the US 2010 outfit !
Manuel garcia garcia
Manuel garcia garcia:
Rafa; ERES MUY GRANDE.
Mian Aatzaz Hassan Siddiqui
Mian Aatzaz Hassan Siddiqui:
Waiting for French open to be renamed as "Nadal Open" ..
Noah LaMore
Noah LaMore:
well played alexei. well played rafa
vliduu zeeb
vliduu zeeb:
Nadal 2-5 Me: Don't tell me he comes back from this Next frame of video: 6-6 😂😂
K H
K H:
Nadal on course to be the outright 🐐

#21in21
Khes Moon
Khes Moon:
Be honest...when Nadal went down 2-5 did you think it was going 4 or you felt he was gonna come back
Raging Rabbit
Raging Rabbit:
I don't know why they even bother, by now the tournament should be a competition to see who gets to have a go at Nadal in the finals.