Rafael Nadal Wins 13th French Open, Equals Federer’s Grand Slam Record

Rafael Nadal
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He is called the King of Clay. And, Spanish star Rafael Nadal did it. World number one Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the French Open final. The Spanish star has set a record of 20 Grand Slam victories by Roger Federer.

Nadal was in a mood to be aggressive from the very beginning. He broke the service in the first game of the match. He won the next two service games. In the first set, there is one in the daput. The gap is 6-0. 6-2 in the second set. The fight is in the third set. The star also won the French Open by winning 7-5 games. In all, he won another Grand Slam in 2 hours 41 minutes.

Nadal won the fourth French Open title. In all, Clay has won 13 titles in the court. The star won the US Open four times, two Wimbledon as well as an Australian Open. But this is his first Grand Slam this year.

Nadal set another record on the same day. The Spanish star also made a 100-match winning streak in Roland Garros as the first player in history. On the other hand, this is Djokovic’s first defeat this year.

After such a great win, Nadal said, ‘It’s a win here. Honestly, I’m not thinking about winning the 20th Grand Slam and touching Roger’s record. To me, it’s just another round of Roland garron. I’ve spent most of my career here. It’s an inspiration for me to play here. My love story with this city and this court is never forgotten. ‘

Djokovic fought for his 18th title this day. But when the fight is at clay court, where the monopoly is always Nadal’s. However, fans of the competition that the world number one star had been tempted to give failed. He was not fully fit in the room though. He was seen receiving treatment in multiple matches.

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