It was a familiar routine, a rasping forehand winner, a joyful backwards fall to the dirt in celebration then sinking his milky white into the Musketeers' Cup, but Rafa Nadal's romp to an eighth French Open title felt extra special on Sunday.
Not because the level of his tennis in a routine 6-3 6-2 6-3 win over grand slam final debutant, fellow Spaniard and friend David Ferrer scaled the heights of Friday's seismic semi-final victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.
Not because he became the first man to win the same grand slam title eight times or because his 59th French Open win took him past Roger Federer and Guillermo Vilas as the most prolific player ever to slide across the Roland Garros clay.
Not even because the world's fastest man, Olympic 100 and 200m champion Usain Bolt handed over the silverware.
In Image: Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and compatriot David Ferrer pose with their trophy after the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Paris.