Rafael Nadal v Casper Ruud: French Open 2022 men’s singles final – live!

Nadal comes out, jigging up and down in his neon trackie top, and that sends out Ruud to meet the crowd, who give him warm if not exactly effusive applause. Nadal does one last check of his crown jewels and then heads out to pretty loud applause. It’s hardly the New Den, though, as this is Roland Garros on finals Sunday. Perhaps the audience will rattle their jewellery later as it gets more exciting.

The players are in the tunnel, Ruud pacing up and down, full of nervous energy, and Nadal is making him wait.

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