Easily beat world No 1 Novak Djokovic after 3 games with an overwhelming 6-0, 6-2 and 7-5 score in the 11-10 final evening. Rafael Nadal won the 13th Roland Garros and leveled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams.
On the forte field, Rafael Nadal is not too difficult to win the 13th championship title at Roland Garros. The 35-year-old Spaniard only needs 2 hours and 43 minutes of competition to knock the world’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic in 3 games.
He set up a record of victory and did not lose any game in his journey to defend the throne of the Open Solution 2020.
The 56th match between the two players had an unexpected end to the fans expectations. Djokovic proved short of breath and played in imperfect condition after experiencing a difficult semi-final before. The 33-year-old Serbian kept making mistakes and quickly surrendered when Nadal took the lead in the first two games of the final. Nole only really made it difficult for Nadal in game 3, but that was not enough to help him topple him.
Victory over Djokovic is also the 100th win of Nadal’s career at the Grand Slam tournament taking place on the field. He became the first player in the history of Roland Garros to reach 100 wins after 102 appearances and just one more win.
Nadal will be in the top four players with a record of 1,000 wins in his career. He is behind the legends as Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068).
The 13th time champion Roland Garros is also the 20th Grand Slam title of Nadal’s career and he has equalized the record. He became the second male player in the world to have the most Grand Slams. Nadal also got the second biggest title in 2020 and shortened the score against Djokovic to 27-29.
After the win, Rafael Nadal said: “This title means a lot in my playing career. I came out with the determination to win the game and never thought about leveling the 20 Grand Slam. By Roger Federer, I’ve been through most of the key moments in my career. And I will never forget every moment, the memory of playing, crowning on this favorite pitch, in this beautiful city”.