Rafael Nadal made historical past on Sunday as he defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 within the 2020 French Open males’s closing to earn his twentieth main title and thirteenth at Roland Garros. He’s now tied with Roger Federer for probably the most Grand Slam victories by a person within the Open period (since 1968) and is simply the fifth participant — male or feminine — to achieve the 20-major milestone.
It was an almost flawless efficiency by Nadal, who wanted simply two hours and 41 minutes to dismantle the world No. 1 and earn his one hundredth win on the Parisian clay. It was the ninth profession assembly in a serious closing between the 2 longtime rivals — and 56th conflict total — however one of many extra lopsided outcomes.
“As we speak you confirmed why you are the ‘King of Clay,'” Djokovic mentioned to Nadal in the course of the trophy presentation. “I’ve skilled it in my very own pores and skin. It was a really powerful match for me at present. Clearly, I am not so happy with the best way I performed. I used to be positively overplayed by a greater participant at present on the court docket.”
Nadal did not drop a set in the course of the match, and it marked the fourth time he gained the title match at Roland Garros in straight units. The 34-year-old Spaniard had simply 14 unforced errors on the day in comparison with 52 for Djokovic.
The restricted however energetic crowd confirmed its adoration for the “King of Clay” following the match, and people watching from residence have been no totally different. Tennis legends, present gamers — together with Federer and newly topped girls’s champion Iga Swiatek — and different athletes and celebrities from all over the world showered Nadal in reward after his astounding show.
🙈Congratulations @RafaelNadal! It is wonderful to form of share this expertise with you. Am I even allowed to say this?🙈
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) October 11, 2020
Con esta exhibición te llevas tu 13º #RolandGarros… y ya van 20 Grand Slams en el bolsillo para igualar a Federer.
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) October 11, 2020
100 matches and 13 titles @rolandgarros.
And his twentieth Grand Slam win! pic.twitter.com/qM72xsT4mG
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 11, 2020
Congratulations to the King of Clay @RafaelNadal. Profitable 13 Slams in Paris is extraordinary, a becoming Grand Slam finale to a difficult 12 months. You are an inspiration Rafa, gracious and nice. This is to twenty majors. 🚀
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) October 11, 2020
Congratulations Rafa. You are an instance to everybody in our sport and one of the best we have seen. Most significantly, an ideal particular person. Large respect. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 @RafaelNadal
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) October 11, 2020
¡Rafa, lo has vuelto a conseguir!
Tu XIII #RolandGarros y XX Grand Slam te llevan a un terreno único. Solo tú conoces el camino. Hoy haces de nuevo felices a millones de aficionados que hemos vivido contigo esta nueva victoria.
— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) October 11, 2020
13 titles at @rolandgarros is loopy!!Speak was heavy situations, totally different balls may trouble @RafaelNadal-not so much-doesn’t drop a set! Effectively deserved 4 such a gracious champion! @atp 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 https://t.co/qDBJS5krMr
— Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin) October 11, 2020
— Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) October 11, 2020
Effectively executed @RafaelNadal!
— Marin Cilic (@cilic_marin) October 11, 2020
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) October 11, 2020
Solo wow 🏆
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) October 11, 2020
— Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) October 11, 2020
— Jessie Pegula (@JLPegula) October 11, 2020
— Caroline Garcia (@CaroGarcia) October 11, 2020
— Kirsten Flipkens (@FlipperKF) October 11, 2020
— ROSIE (@Rosie) October 11, 2020
RAFAEL NADAL 🙏🏽 🏆 🎾 pic.twitter.com/wYXZ3gpxJ6
— Willy Hernangómez (@willyhg94) October 11, 2020
— Jelena Djokovic (@jelenadjokovic) October 11, 2020