Sculptures to mark the tournament’s history I Roland-Garros 2021

Sculptures to mark the tournament’s history I Roland-Garros 2021. Statues of Rafael Nadal (the player with the most wins at the Porte d’Auteuil), aviator Roland Garros (who leant his name to both the stadium and the tournament) and the Four Musketeers, Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste now all have pride of place at the very heart of the Roland-Garros stadium.

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

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Ketan Kunkalikar
Ketan Kunkalikar:
He deserves a court being named after him in Paris.
Rafa isn't retired yet but he already has a statue. Talk about the living legend!!!!!
This statue defines Rafa in a lot of ways.. His spirit, energy, emotion, dynamism and the fighter that he is. Kudos.
Sayan Singha
Sayan Singha:
This is unbelievable!!! What an absolute epic statue!
Richard Alarcon
Richard Alarcon:
For those who say that RG should have waited until his retirement, I consider that the recognition should be when you are active and not after retirement or death, when the person can no longer fully enjoy his recognition.This statue represents all the effort and sacrifice given by Rafa!
I thought he’s only made of clay, I was wrong to see him as Man of Steel. Vamos Rafa.
Cibi Chakravarthi
Cibi Chakravarthi:
Thank you Roland Garros...The great Nadal deserves it...He's not only the pride of Spain, he's the pride of entire sporting world...We Indians love him so much equal to Roger.
General Shockwave Kingpin
General Shockwave Kingpin:
The mythological, "Demi - God", of the red dust, the great Nadal, more than deserves it.
Aarnav Kembhavi
Aarnav Kembhavi:
What a legendary tribute, no other player has been bestowed with such an honour especially when it's not the individuals own country and he so deserves every bit of it, kudos to Roland garros
Real Brethem
Real Brethem:
Glad he got his flowers while he’s still here, at the top of his game. Not many do
Sergio Davalos
Sergio Davalos:
This was actually very emotional to watch. Great initiative from Roland Garros. Nadal really did deserve this.
Ivan Muniz-Brown
Ivan Muniz-Brown:
This is the bare minimum RG could do for him, after what he’s accomplished there which will take a hundred years to surpass. Plus the tremendous amount of attention and publicity that he’s channeled into that tournament.
Terence Wong
Terence Wong:
It’s a beautiful sculpture.
I actually shed a tear 🥲 -congrats Rafa!
james meng
james meng:
“The statue is spectacular,” said Nadal “I think it is very real. If you haven’t seen it live, if you stay close you’ll notice. It’s a clean, modern statue and I’m very pleased. It’s really difficult to build a statue with that material!” If Rafa said so , we take it ! Vamos Rafa
Yvonne English
Yvonne English:
Nadal so deserves this tribute paid to him.
Anirudh Narendran
Anirudh Narendran:
when you watch a player from the beginning of his career and throughout ya childhood you see this epic generation of tennis players......Rafa has always been my favorite and we're lucky to see this legend on court !!!!awesome job by RG to make this absolutely epic sculpture of rafa!!!!!
3:55 The statue is amazing. OMG
Muhsin Sazali
Muhsin Sazali:
i think he should do his signature thing where he bites a piece of the sculpture like he does when he wins a trophy hahaha.... I'm kidding btw I'm a huge nadal fan Vamos Rafa!!!
Vasid Khan
Vasid Khan:
Greatest of all time Rafael Nadal love from India ❤️
So feuh
So feuh:
Why wait until someone retires to honor someone with a remarkable record that no one will ever accomplish. Honoring him now is the right thing to do. Here's to #14! Vamos Rafa!
Andrés Cuevas
Andrés Cuevas:
Rafa is a super human athlete! I've never seen something like him in the modern era of sports!
Prashasti Rajvanshi
Prashasti Rajvanshi:
Can't thank Roland Garros enough for this amazing gesture towards Nadal.

Thank you.
Ramy G
Ramy G:
3:47 - what a perfect pose and fantastic statue .. much respect for Rafa for his excellence and effort in the world of tennis.. I’m sure it should inspire a lot of young people to achieve more
chandan pandit
chandan pandit:
Very happy for him to established himself in the history of Rolland Garros. Having Statue in RG is master class achievement.
5:06 Rafa checking to see if the materials they used are legit😂
Atul Singh
Atul Singh:
Imagine playing on a court with your statue outside of it.....
Mind boggling Rafa....
mosquito tigre
mosquito tigre:
The Three Muskateers: nobody knows them.
Rafael Nadal: One of the big Three. The most important players in the tennis history. And the most important in the Roland Garros history.
Stunning statue, reflects his personality on the Court
Adithya Vasudevan
Adithya Vasudevan:
I cried buckets after seeing this. What a tribute to a rare legend and a beautiful human being. Man Rafa as a Novak and Roger fan we'll miss you deeply whenever you chose to retire. You're like the sun, keep rising and shining
love4 Tech
love4 Tech:
Lovely, thanks to the RG organizers, it's great to honor a legend st RG
J. Erickson
J. Erickson:
Nadal you are the best !. You deserve all the glory you can get. Very happy for you.
Benjmin Peter
Benjmin Peter:
The Legend💪
Rajshree Joshi
Rajshree Joshi:
If the other players weren't intimidated enough.. They will be now!!
Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid:
King of clay Rafa deserves a heroic statue like this. 😉
Aerospace Engineer
Aerospace Engineer:
It's interesting that there is actually a tennis tour in which the owner also plays.
Takdang Aralin PH
Takdang Aralin PH:
Wow!!! Such an amazing sculpture. They made exactly what Rafa defines in the court a FIGHTER FULL OF SPIRIT TO WIN WHATEVER IT TAKES.
meesam hassan
meesam hassan:
Never was commendation more richly deserved by any that have played on a level as he has for so long and continues to...Vamos RAFA.
Roger’s All Like
Roger’s All Like:
After winning RG this year Rafa will bite the sculpture
Deepak Mulloli
Deepak Mulloli:
One of the living legends of sports - Sir Rafael Nadal. A big salute to you Sir from the bottom of my heart ❤️❤️❤️
English football 33
English football 33:
When the kids were opened this creation, i felt goosebamps on my body, its amazing job and great way to pay tribute for Rafa's achievements throughout his entire sport life
Mohammad Asif Khan
Mohammad Asif Khan:
He deserves it. The best ever at RG and definitely one of the greatest if not the greatest.
Rafael Nadal, my sports hero. The statue perfectly define his tenacity, energy, & a passionate warrior he is.
C00l OG
C00l OG:
After a lot of years of domination in this tournament this is the perfect gift for a great man and also a big tennis player
Harriet Acquah
Harriet Acquah:
Will that be called the Rafa Nadal square?lol. This was indeed emotional and Rafa thoroughly deserves it. Made my day
A man see his statue while he is alive what kind of feelings one get i cant even imagine...
Congrats to the artist Jordi Diez for his work and vision for this steel sculpture, it really captures the essence of Rafa, his strength and fighting spirit. Not often we see this kind of tribute while the recipient is still active, but that's how exceptional Rafael Nadal is, hopefully this piece will inspire people for generations. This is a historic moment that we're privileged to witness, much like his career, Vamosss Rafa forever! <3
Master Vet - Official
Master Vet - Official:
His statue will be the beginning to PUT HIS NAME TO THE NEW STADIUM. Go Rafa for 14 RG, 21 GS! Vamos Rafa!
Eduardo Antonio Di Cavalcanti
Eduardo Antonio Di Cavalcanti:
"Miura guy", congrat!👏👍🤝. Rolland Garros its a great spades in the air! Egal Santos Dummont.
Daniel Sander
Daniel Sander:
Haha at 03:22 is a typical Rafa Moment, when it’s hard for him to accept praise 😂
Kuldeep Singh
Kuldeep Singh:
Amazing Amazing Amazing what a legend and salute to artist who created this statue thank u Roland Garrows
Andrew Romero
Andrew Romero:
I became emotional when the unveiling happened. Such an honor to have such a reward from another country. I can't imagine what it feels like to have a statue, of your likeness, displayed on the grounds of Roland Garros. There will be a day when I see it for myself. Nadal Is My Champion!
Inspiring role model for generations to come....
Vikash Malodia
Vikash Malodia:
Though I am a Novak fan still this is something out of this world. Every new generation will get inspiration from this statue and will realise that how strong he was as an athlete.
Ankush Sharma
Ankush Sharma:
Gladiator is here
That's perfect!!
Shantanu Verma
Shantanu Verma:
The statue looks really cool!
So excited for the Roland Garros 21! Can’t wait 😝
Edit: My love & respect for Rafa is infinite ❤️
Fran Ortiz
Fran Ortiz:
Enhorabuena campeón, te mereces esa escultura y más, no solo por ser un buen deportista, sino también por ser una buena persona y humilde que no se le ha subido la fama a la cabeza.
shashikant maurya
shashikant maurya:
Thank You Roland Garros for bestowing Rafa with this honor, he rightfully deserves it.
Ben Sona
Ben Sona:
This sculpture is truly a work of art. Is that considered a pun? If so pun intended.
Alejandro el bachatitas
Alejandro el bachatitas:
"Nadal" the god of clay
Congratulations, Rafa! ¡Eres lo máximo!
5:01 - Rafa checking to make sure the material is durable enough for his pre-serve routine.
Incredible Statue for an Incredible Player. Magnifique !
Marlowe Fernandez
Marlowe Fernandez:
what a great tribute to a living legend! ¡vamos rafa!
It's so sad to see these greats having to accept these awards in front of two balls kids and some old man. If this was non-Covid times there would be a crowd of 2000 people surrounding him cheering. What an absolute disaster China caused.
Werner R.
Werner R.:
The statue itself is amazing, great artwork! But imo his eyes are not well done in terms of recognition values.
jose estevez
jose estevez:
Grande rafa nadal la leyenda eterna 💪
Donny Lane
Donny Lane:
I'm very excited for French Open this Sunday morning!!!
Impresive how the statue stands free
Would have been more epic had they found a way to make this out of clay
T M:
I was hoping he would bite it lol, but wonderful sculpture!
i am me
i am me:
the details on this piece of art is astonishing!😍
Андрей Семёнов
Андрей Семёнов:
Great sculpture, awesome job. Reflects character of Rafa.
Richard Alexander Molina Zerpa
Richard Alexander Molina Zerpa:
Que emocionante ver esa escultura de lo mejor que ha pasado por el Roland Garros, Enhorabuena! Que Grande es Rafa
Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie:
and then that novak had to fk up everything on the end.
blue color
blue color:
I can’t imagine tennis without this extraordinary and incomparable man!! No tennis player has ever excited me as much as Rafa does! His determination and his outstanding game is so amazing! Humble, down to earth and kind! And he’ll be my favourite player of all times FOREVER! Grande King RAFA!! Got to love him!🌹💖
That's one badass sculpture! It thoroughly depicts the dynamism of Rafael Nadal in full flight. Nadal deserves a new title, too--'Emperor of Clay'
No tennis layer deserves it more! It will survive world war 3!
Name the trophy after him. We will never see someone be as unbeatable on clay as Rafa (when healthy). Pure dominance. Clay god.
Fitting tribute to a living legend
Better Bets Tennis
Better Bets Tennis:
Nobody deserves this more than Rafa. So happy for him. Class act. Vamos Rafa, lets get #14.
Gokul S
Gokul S:
Super Statue! The intensity and aggressiveness is all there in it!👍🏼
Vanessa Camilleri
Vanessa Camilleri:
This is so great, awesome statue! He deserves indeed. Congrats...
Kristian Nelson
Kristian Nelson:
That statue is absolutely amazing!
Emperor II The Penguin
Emperor II The Penguin:
That's what we call having ball of steels !
Benjamin Xu
Benjamin Xu:
Congrats to The King! The statue is absolutely spectacular, buy maybe a little early as Rafa still got at least 3 more years of great tennis in him...
MG Jubinal
MG Jubinal:
Vamos Rafa! PhenomeNadal! Thank you RG for giving him the recognition and honor he so rightly deserve! Truly inspirational! Love Rafa! 💕🇵🇭
Hari Prahal
Hari Prahal:
That is the coolest statue among, literally, all the statues that ever existed of real humans.
Asmaa Sammy
Asmaa Sammy:
Absolute legend 😍👏👏
Edson Nascimento
Edson Nascimento:
Wow no words for me to describe a such emotional moment. A perfect way to honor an amazing tennis player with so much carisma. We love you Rafa and thanks for teaching us.
Daniel Fiore
Daniel Fiore:
Beautiful gesture. The god of clay
TerryE VP
TerryE VP:
Humble champ. Well done Roland Garros...!!!! Great Job....!!!
sourav adhikari
sourav adhikari:
Legend Rafa Nadal great monument ❤️❤️❤️
Manav Kalra
Manav Kalra:
wow...what a magnificent sculpture 🔥🔥
Chiang Wu
Chiang Wu:
Rafa gets the 2021 champion in RG. Good luck!
James Xu
James Xu:
This is such a great symbolic statue that defines the essence of Rafa. Would be even cooler if the statue pose was the buggy whip!
Wiesława Bochenek
Wiesława Bochenek:
Rafael 🏆🥇🎾❤️😍🥰❤️❤️
siva k
siva k:
I'm Roger fan.. But I'm admire Rafa too.. Congrats champion...
lareb khalid
lareb khalid:
Great acknowledgement for a legend.