Rafael Nadal wins the 13th French Open at the Roland Garros, successfully overpowering Novak Djokovic.
Before the 2020 year ends, some interesting news has rolled up for all the Tennis lovers! Spanish Tennis player Rafael Nadal, on Sunday, has set an extraordinary win beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the 13th French Open, 2020. With this victory, he is now parallel with Roger Federer‘s record in 20 Grand Slam titles!
Nadal, 34, ended the game with an ace with 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th Rolland Garros title, outplaying Djokovic. Nadal now also holds a career record of 100-2 at the French Open.
Applauding Nadal’s victory, Federer in his Twitter post said, “I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion. As my greatest rival over many years, I believe we have pushed each other to become better players. Therefore, it is a true honour for me to congratulate him on his 20th Grand Slam victory. It is especially amazing that he has now won Roland Garros an incredible 13 times, which is one of the greatest achievements in sport.” He further said, “I hope 20 is just another step on the continuing journey for both of us. Well done, Rafa. You deserve it“.
The other players with 20 and above Grand Slams in the Open Era are Serena Williams at 23, Steffi Graf at 22 and Roger Federer at 20.
Veteran Australian Tennis Player Rod Laver, via Twitter, said, “Congratulations to the King of Clay @RafaelNadal. Winning 13 Slams in Paris is extraordinary, a fitting Grand Slam finale to a challenging year. You’re an inspiration Rafa, gracious and great. Here’s to 20 majors. 🚀”
Take a look:
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 11, 2020
To say Paris is your home away from home is an understatement, @RafaelNadal!
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 11, 2020
Nadal has won 100 matches at the french open…ONE HUNDRED…you could hold the event in snowfall, wake him up from a six month coma, make him play right handed and he would probably still win it…we have seen a freak athlete in action this last decade and a half #RG20
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 11, 2020