Spaniard Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the Roland Garros final to win his 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday.
- With his 13th record win at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Roger Federer of Switzerland as the player with the most important titles in men’s singles.
- Nadal was the first attacker, drowning Djokovic to brutally win the first set after making just two unforced errors. He then kept a firm grip on a subdued Djokovic in the second set.
- Djokovic, seeking to win his 18th Grand Slam title, rebelled in the third set, falling back to 3-3, to give up his serve on a double fault in Game 11 before Nadal claimed his 100th victory at Roland Garros. nails on.
“First of all, of course, congratulations to Novak on another great tournament, sorry for today,”said Nadal, who has now beaten Djokovic in his three Roland Garros finals.
“In Australia (in the 2019 final), it killed me. We have played so many times, one day one wins, another day the other wins. “
- Nadal, 34, would not think of matching Federer’s mark.
“Winning here means everything. I’m not thinking about 20th today and tied with Roger for this big number, it’s just a victory at Roland Garros and that means everything to me, ”said the world number two.
“This love story I have with this city and this backyard is unforgettable.”
- When Nadal finished with an ace, he knelt down, grinned widely and waved his arms.
- Nadal, No. 2 in the standings, improved to 100-2 at Roland Garros, including a combined 26-0 in the semifinals and final, and clinched his fourth consecutive title in Paris.
- The 34-year-old had already organized four series of four French Open championships from 2005 to 2008, then five in a row from 2010 to 14, to accompany his four trophies at the US Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the Open. from Australia. .
- Nadal is now tied with Federer for the first time since neither man has had Slams to his name in 2003. Federer first came to Wimbledon that year; Nadal got his first in France in 2005.