Nike creates most fitting statue ever: Rafael Nadal, made out of clay

Nadal after his 2014 French Open win. 


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:

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.