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Nadal wins 13th French Open title


Nadal wins 13th French Open title

Rafael Nadal won his 13th French Open title on Sunday (Oct 11), crushing Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) in the 2020 men's final. The championship adds to Nadal's record for most French Open titles, and the 34-year-old is now boasts a 100-2 career record at Roland Garros. With another clay-court trophy, Nadal has matched Roger Federer, his longtime rival, with 20 Grand Slam titles.

Rafael Nadal produced one of his finest French Open displays to stun Novak Djokovic and equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam men's titles. Spanish second seed Nadal outclassed world number one Djokovic in a 6-0 6-2 7-5 win, which clinched a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros.

Questions had been asked about 34-year-old Nadal's level, but he responded with an almost flawless performance.

Top seed Djokovic, 33, lost a completed match for the first time in 2020. The Serb was overwhelmed by Nadal's rapid start and produced a despondent display as a result.

Defeat also meant Djokovic, who was bidding for an 18th Grand Slam title, lost ground on Nadal and Federer in their ongoing battle to finish with the most major wins.

Nadal sealed victory after two hours 41 minutes with a kicking ace out wide on his first match point, leaving the Spaniard laughing as he fell to his knees on the court where he has enjoyed unparalleled success.

"A win here means everything for me," said Nadal, who also became the first player to win 100 singles matches at Roland Garros.

"Honestly, I don't think about the 20th and equalling Roger, for me it is just a Roland Garros victory.

"I have spent most of the most important moments in my career here.

"Just to play here is a true inspiration and the love story I have with this city and this court is unforgettable."

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