Eurosport is to broadcast an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary which follows Rafael Nadal’s journey to his historic 10th victory at Roland Garros.
La Decima, an exclusive Eurosport film made in collaboration with the French Tennis Federation (FFT), which premieres on Monday, 12 June, at 7.30pm on Eurosport 1, gives unprecedented access at this year’s tournament to get up close and personal as he prepared to cement his place as the greatest clay court player of all time and win his 15th Grand Slam title overall.
The documentary offers unique insights into what makes the ‘King of Clay’ tick, with behind-the-scenes footage of the iconic Spaniard.
La Decima gives fans a front row seat into not only how Nadal has reached the pinnacle of the game, but also how he has continued to fuel his passion to compete and win time and time again, despite setbacks along the way.
La Decima is synonymous with success in Spain, and this year’s win at Roland Garros is perhaps the greatest achievement in Nadal’s trophy-laden career.
Upon winning the 2017 French Open, Nadal said:
“It’s really unbelievable to win an 10th (title) is incredible, really really special. I’m very emotional. It’s difficult to describe. The most important moment in my career without a doubt”.
Three-time Roland Garros Champion and Eurosport’s lead tennis analyst Mats Wilander, said:
“I said that beating Nadal when he is on form on clay is impossible, and again the Spaniard has proved that. I was fortunate enough to win at Roland Garros three times in my career and it was so challenging physically and mentally, but to win 10 times is truly one of sport’s greatest achievements. Rafa has dominated the court at Roland Garros, and this documentary will provide tennis fans with an insight into what it takes to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time.”
Arnaud Simon, Senior Vice President Content, Production and Events, added:
“We are continually looking at ways to enhance and complement our coverage of the world’s greatest sporting events to help fans get closer to the action. We’re delighted to have worked with the FFT to offer tennis fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what went into Rafael Nadal’s historic 10th Roland Garros victory.”
La Decima will air on Monday, 12 June, at 7.30pm on Eurosport 1.