Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has won his record-extending 13th French Open title, defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0,6-2,7-5 on Sunday.
With the win at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, the Spaniard notched his 20th Grand Slam title, moving into a tie with Swiss tennis great Roger Federer for most men’s major titles ever.
Nadal dominated Sunday’s match from the start, but Djokovic came to life in the third set before his serve was broken at 5-5.
“To win here means everything. I don’t think today about the 20th and equal Roger on this great number. Today is just a Roland Garros victory and that means everything to me,” Nadal said after the match. “This love story I have with this city and this court is unforgettable.”
Djokovic said, “Today you showed why you are the king of clay. Today was a tough match; I was outplayed by a better player today.”
In the women’s draw Saturday, Poland’s Iga Swiatek defeated American Sofia Kenin 6-4,6-1.
This year’s French Open was held one month later than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic.