Rafael Nadal on Sunday won a record-extending 13th French Open title after beating his rival and world No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final on Sunday. This being Nadal's 20th Grand Slam title makes him equal to Roger Federer who made a record for most major wins for a male singles player.
This is also the 100th win for Nadal at the French Open, having lost just two matches since making his senior debut at Roland Garros in 2005, that was also the year he won his first title at the clay-court Grand Slam.
The match lasted for two hours and 42 minutes. In a match Nadal served out the opening set with an ace, thus holding Djokovic, who was looking to become the first man in the Open Era to win all four Grand Slams twice. It was only 48 minutes into the match that Djokovic managed to win his first game.
Rafael Nadal equals Roger Federer's Grand Slam record with 13th Grand Slam title: Key Points
- This is the first time since the 2014 French Open that Nadal managed to beat Djokovic in a Grand Slam final.
- In major finals since then, Djokovic had beaten Nadal in a five-set thriller at 2018 Wimbledon final and then the 2019 Australian Open final in straight sets.
- Nadal won the French Open title after beating his rival and world No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final.
- Showing sportsman spirit, Djokovic appreciated Nadal and said “What you are doing in this court is unbelievable. Throughout your career, you have been a great champion.”
- However, Nadal, said in his post-match speech that he is not thinking about the record.