Fan vote: Usain Bolt at the Olympic Games against Rafael Nadal at the French Open

Fan vote: Usain Bolt at the Olympic Games against Rafael Nadal at the French Open
Welcome to ESPN's fan vote, as you, the reader, and your sports fan will decide the most dominant person or team in the 21st century.

In our grand final, the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, confronts the king of Clay, Rafael Nadal.

Usain Bolt at the Olympics (2008-2016)

Usain Bolt - the world's fastest man, a record 13 years ago - is the most dominant runner ever.

Here are the facts: He won the 100m and 200m in three consecutive Olympic tournaments, and he is the only person in history who has achieved this achievement. Includes relays, and has eight Olympic golds. Between 2009 and 2015, he won the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay in every world championship (except for the false ineligibility in 2011). The 11th World Gold Championship has more than anyone in history.

During this period, he went running (no pun intended) as he won 17 finals 200m in a row, and 14th in a row 100m. He broke the record for 100m three times, set the record 200m twice and recorded the relay 4 x 100m three times.

And making everything look as easy as jogging in the park.

Rafael Nadal at the French Open (2005 - present)

Imagine winning the Grand Slam tournament in its first appearance. Imagine preventing Roger Federer, one of the greatest players of all time, from completing the Grand Slam Grand Prix (winning all four Grand Slams at least once) not once, not twice, but four times in a row. Imagine doing this for Novak Djokovic, another GOAT competitor, three years in a row.

Imagine winning the Grand Slam 12 out of 15 times you played it, setting a ridiculous record in winning 93-2 in the process. Imagine doing all this while facing downside expectations so heavy that anything less than winning this tournament means you're done.

This is a record for Raphael Nadal at the French Open.

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