The Spaniard made short work of the Serbian on Sunday afternoon. He thus won his 20th Grand Slam, equaling Federer’s record.
A tornado. Rafael Nadal once again swept Novak Djokovic in the final of Roland Garros, Sunday October 11. A victory in three sets (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) for the‘Spanish, who triumphed for the 13th time at the French Open.
So here is Rafael Nadal, current world number 2, who equal the record for major titles held by Roger Federer (20). He also becomes the only player in history to have won 13 times in the same tournament, Martina Navratilova having won 12 times that of Chicago. Not to mention that he signed a hundredth victory at Porte d’Auteuil for … two defeats and a forfeit in 16 participations.
For his part, the Serbian Novak Djokovic remains in 17 major tournaments and receives his first defeat of the year on a regular basis, the second after his shock disqualification at the US Open. He therefore did not become the first player of the Open era (since 1968) to have at least twice each of the four Grand Slam titles on his record.