Rafael Nadal beats Djokovic to win French Open
Rafael Nadal created history by winning a record-extending 13th French Open title as he lifted his 20th Grand Slam trophy and equalled Roger Federer’s record for most Major titles.
The Spaniard defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in 2 hours and 41 minutes at Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris.
In 2018, Federer became the first men’s player to win 20 Grand Slams in singles when he defeated Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open. The Swiss Maestro has won six Australian Open, one French Open, eight Wimbledon and five US Open titles.
With the win, Rafael Nadal managed to equal Roger Federer’s Grand Slam tally for the first time in his life. The two tennis aces have been in a long-standing rivalry with each other and are currently the two most successful singles players in men’s history. Furthermore, Nadal added another feather to his cap by becoming the first man to win four Grand Slams without dropping a set.
A look into Rafael Nadal Grand Slams
Out of 20 Rafael Nadal Grand Slams, 13 of those have come at the French Open itself. Moreover, he is currently on an unbeaten streak in the tournament as he has collected every French Open title since 2017. In addition, the Rafael Nadal Grand Slam tally includes four US Open titles, two Wimbledons and one Australian Open championship as well.
Nadal has won the Australian Open once, Wimbledon twice and the US Open four times. No singles player, male or female, has won a Grand Slam more than Nadal has won the French Open. Nadal leads the list with 13 French Opens.