The Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal won his 13th Roland Garros title-extending his own record by defeating 17-time winner Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, on Sunday.
Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam Singles title at the 2019 US Open, he’s now added No. 20, tying Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record.
“Winning here means everything to me,” said Nadal, after clinching the 60th clay-court title and the 86th trophy of his career. “It’s not the moment to think about the 20th [Grand Slam] title to equal Roger. For me, today it’s about the Roland Garros victory. It means everything to me. Most of the most important moments of my career have been here. I love this city and this court.”
“Congratulations to Rafa,” said Djokovic, in an on-court interview. “What you are doing on this court is unbelievable. Not just this court, but throughout your entire career you have been a great champion. You have shown why you are ‘King of Clay’. It was a very tough match for me today. I was not so pleased with the way I played, but also I was definitely outplayed by a better player today.”
Nadal finished with his fourth ace to become the oldest man to win the Roland Garros title since 34-year-old Andres Gimeno in 1972. He is also the first man in the Open Era (since April 1968) to win four major titles without losing a set (also 2008, 2010, and 2017 Roland Garros).