Nike creates most fitting statue ever: Rafael Nadal, made out of clay Rafael Nadal has won nine French Open titles. To commemorate the decade of dominance, Nike tennis created the most appropriate sports statue of all-time. Nadal after his 2014 French Open win. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP By Zack Pierce Jun 10, 2014 at 3:51p ET Rafael Nadal won his ninth career French Open title in 10 tries on Sunday when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final at Roland Garros. He is 66-1 all-time on the red clay of Paris. To commemorate the decade of dominance, Nike Tennis has created what has to be the most appropriate sports statue in history. It's Nadal forged from -- what else? -- clay. Nadal shared the creation on his Twitter page Tuesday: Nine titles on this special clay. Honored @NikeTennis have made me from the same stuff. #endlesstennis #RG14! pic.twitter.com/fdXL6zeaq7— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 10, 2014 That's just perfect. With 14 career Grand Slam titles, Nadal is just three shy of Roger Federer's all-time record 17 major victories.