Tennis

June 11 2017

Eurosport unveils exclusive behind the scenes documentary on ‘King of Clay’ Nadal’s historic ‘La Decima’

June 11 2017

Fédération Française De Tennis and Eurosport bring fans exclusive, never before seen, footage of Rafael Nadal’s journey to an iconic tenth win Roland Garros 2017

Today, Eurosport, in collaboration with the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT), unveils an exclusive behind the scenes documentary, La Décima - The Story, which follows Rafael Nadal’s journey to his historic tenth victory at Roland Garros, Eurosport’s flagship tennis event.

Nadal gave Eurosport and the FFT 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.

La Décima - The Story, which will air on Eurosport TV and digital platforms on Monday at 20:30 CET, includes unique insights into what makes the ‘King of Clay’ tick and exclusive footage of the tennis icon as he prepared to win his tenth crown at Roland Garros and first Grand Slam title since 2014.

La Décima - The Story 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 Décima 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.

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, said: “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 Décima - The Story airs on Monday June 12 at 20:30 CET across all Eurosport markets on TV and on-the-go via the Eurosport Player.