Rafael Nadal Wins His 14th French Open, Becoming the Tournament's Oldest Champion Ever

Rafael Nadal made history once again with his 14th French Open win.

The Spanish tennis pro, 36, defended his Roland-Garros record, while

maintaining his men's Grand Slam record with his 22nd title, during Sunday's final against Casper Ruud of Norway (6-3, 6-3, 6-0).

"It's something I never believed," Nadal said after the match, according to ESPN.

"Being here at 36, being competitive again, playing on the most important court of my career.

Playing here one more time means a lot for me. I just want to say 'Merci beaucoup' to everyone here.

I don't know what will happen in the future, but I'll keep fighting to keep on going."

Additionally, he became the tournament's oldest champion, two days after celebrating his 36th birthday.

Nadal's first French Open victory came in 2005 when he was 19.