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Novak Djokovic wins the French Open, breaks Nadal record

Following Federer and Nadal’s footsteps, Djokovic just set a new men’s record for the most grand slam titles with his 23rd win

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Following Federer and Nadal’s footsteps, Djokovic just set a new men’s record for the most grand slam titles with his 23rd win
EMMANUEL DUNANDAFP

Novak Djokovic just made history, again.

Following his victory over Carlos Alcaraz in the Roland Garros semifinals, the Serbian maestro beat Norwegian Casper Ruud 7-6 (1), 6-3, 7-5 in Sunday’s final at Roland Garros.

In doing that, Djokovic became the first man to win all four tennis majors at least three times, surpassing Nadal’s record as the oldest French Open singles champion and joining three women who did so (Serena WilliamsSteffi Graf, and Margaret Court).

Djokovic is now the men’s sole grand slam record holder, alongside countless other records, amassing 23 Grand Slam titles.

Oldest Roland Garros singles champion in history

Despite his age, Djokovic continues to glide across the court with remarkable agility and finesse, surpassing even the physical prowess of many athletes in their prime. These recent accomplishments have further solidified his status as a tennis legend. At the age of 36 years and 20 days, Djokovic has etched his name in history as the oldest singles champion in the annals of Roland Garros.

The Serbian legend has been victorious in the last three Grand Slam tournaments he has participated in; he did not make it to the US Open last year due to the United States’ restrictions on unvaccinated visitors. But even so, he compiled a remarkable 21-match winning streak in Grand Slam events, further enhancing his already illustrious career.