Rafael Nadal wins 13th French Open title

2020-10-12 at 06:43

Rafael Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Grand Slam titles by winning his 13th French Open last night with an exhibition of clay-court tennis against rival Novak Djokovic.

Spanish second seed Nadal outclassed world number one Djokovic in a 6-0 6-2 7-5 win.

Nadal sealed victory after two hours 41 minutes with a kicking ace out wide on his first match point, leaving the Spaniard laughing as he fell to his knees on the court where he has enjoyed unparalleled success.

Questions had been asked about 34-year-old Nadal’s level, but he responded with an almost flawless performance.

Top seed Djokovic, 33, lost a completed match for the first time in 2020.