ROLAND GARROS

Rafa Nadal claims 13th Roland Garros title

The Spaniard overcame Novak Djokovic in a straight sets win in the French capital without losing a single set on his way to the title.

Rafa Nadal claims 13th Roland Garros title
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Rafael Nadal dominated Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final on Sunday to tie Roger Federer's record of 20 grand slam titles.

The Manacor native has now won 13 Roland Garros titles with his first victory coming back in 2005. Since then his 13 wins have come in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now in 2020).

Nadal was the early aggressor as he choked Djokovic to win the opening set in brutal fashion having made only two unforced errors. He then kept a firm grip on a subdued Djokovic in the second set under the roof of court Philippe Chatrier.

French OpenTennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 11, 2020 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Djokovic, who was looking to win his 18th Grand Slam title, rebelled in the third set, breaking back for 3-3, only to drop serve on a double fault in the 11th game before Nadal went on to bag his 100th victory at Roland Garros with an ace.