Nadal wins 13th French Open to claim record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title

– October 11 2020
Spain’s Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday.
Spain's Rafael Nadal with the trophy after winning the French Open final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic. — Reuters
Spain’s Rafael Nadal with the trophy after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. — Reuters

With his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Swiss Roger Federer as the player with the most men’s singles major titles.

Nadal was the early aggressor as he choked Djokovic to win the opening set in brutal fashion having made only two unforced errors. He then kept a firm grip on a subdued Djokovic in the second set under the roof of court Philippe Chatrier.

Djokovic, who was looking to win his 18th Grand Slam title, rebelled in the third set, breaking back for 3-3, only to drop serve on a double fault in the 11th game before Nadal went on to bag his 100th victory at Roland Garros with an ace.

Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning championship point against Novak Djokovic. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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