PARIS: To win his 13th French Open and equivalent Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles on Sunday Rafael Nadal flatten Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.
The beat ended his hopes of an 18th Slam for world number one Djokovic and of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four majors dual.
At Roland Garros next to just two defeats since his 2005 entrance Nadal 34, assert his 100th match win.
Andres Gimeno in 1972 asserts the title without dropping a set the Spaniard the oldest champion in Paris since.
He finished the one-sided affair with just 14 voluntary errors to his opponent’s 52.
“Congrats to Novak for another great tournament. Sorry for today. We’ve played plenty of times together – one day one wins, another the other,” said Nadal.
“After all the things I have been through in my career with injuries, I could not have done it without my family.”
About matching Federer’s record Nadal said he was not even thinking.
“It’s been a very tough year. Winning here means everything to me so it is not about equaling Roger on 20, for me today it is just a Roland Garros victory.”
In additional, “Roland Garros means everything to me. I spent most of the most important moments of my tennis career here. Just playing here is a true inspiration. The love story I have with this court and city is unbelievable.”
Increasing the resonance of a throng limited to 1,000 due to the corona virus pandemic the 56th meeting between the world’s top two started under the roof of Court Philippe Chatrier.
Nobody told Nadal who broke three times in the 45-minute opening set while Conventional understanding suggested that would favor Djokovic.
The Spaniard hit 10 winners and just 2 voluntary errors.
Djokovic’s error count was 13 with the out of sorts Serb even extravagant three break points of his own in the fourth game.
When winning the first set of best of five matches on clay in his vocation more distressing for the world number one Nadal improved to 111-0.
To beat Argentine national Guillermo Coria in five sets it was the first opening set bagel in a Roland Garros final since 2004 when Gaston Gaudio healthier.
Nadal maintained his persistent shove going to a double break for 4-1 as even the Serb’s normal skillful touches on the drop shot deserted him while Djokovic lastly got on the board with a service hold in the first game of the second set.
Nadal enfold up a two-set lead with his voluntary error tally at just six to Djokovic’s 30.
The sport is best returner by carving out his first break of the afternoon for 3-3 Nadal broke for the sixth time for a 3-2 lead in the third before Djokovic abruptly restored his standing. There was to be no wonder revival as a double liability handed Nadal a 6-5 lead and he took the title with a top.