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Nadal Crushes World No.1 Djokovic, Ties Federer’s Record


Sun 11 Oct 2020 | 10:05 PM
Mohammad Elzoheiry

Spanish matador Rafael Nadal won the Roland Garros title by crushing Serbian Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.

The 34-year-old world number two won the French Open final by a three sets prevail (6-0), (6-2), (7-5) within two hours and 42 minutes.

By winning today, Nadal equaled the number of Swiss legend Roger Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles.

This is the 56th match between Nadal and world's number one Djokovic, and Sunday's final was the third between the Spaniard and the Serb at Roland Garros after 2012 and 2014, where the Spaniard emerged victorious on both occasions.

This is Nadal's 13th title among 16 participations in the French championship, his favorite tournament, as well as the 100th victory for Matador on the clay in Paris.

"A very tough year but a win here means everything to me. It’s not the moment, honestly not for me, I don’t think today being the 20th, equaling Roger on this great number," Nadal said.

"For me today this is just a Roland-Garros victory. Roland-Garros means everything to me. I’ve spent the most important moments, or most of the most important moments in my tennis career [here], no doubt about that... For me just playing here is a true inspiration and the love story I have with this city and with this court is unforgettable." he added.