Rafael Nadal won French Open 2020 to tie Roger Federer’s record

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Rafael Nadal
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On Sunday, Rafael Nadal won the French Open 2020 against Novak Djokovic, tying him with Roger Federer for 20 Grand Slam singles titles.

It was a second straight-sets decision between Nadal and Djokovic in the Grand Slam final, beating him 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. 

Rafael Nadal has scored 13 times at Roland Garros. Djokovic, the No. 1-ranked player, is 1 of 2 men to knock him on the clay court.

Djokovic said to Nadal during the trophy presentation that the way he does it on the court is unbelievable and is a grand champion. Also mentioned that today Nadal proved why he is known as the King of the Clay.

After the win, the No. 2 Nadal sets a 5-4 record against Djokovic in Grand Slam finals. Nadal befell to Djokovic in their last finals matchup at the Australian Open 2019. Djokovic has 17 Grand Slam singles titles under his name.

Rafael Nadal, 34 years old is the oldest French Open champion after 1972, and there is a gap of 15 years between his 1st and the recently won Grand Slam title for any player in Tennis. Nadal couldn’t stop thanking Roland Garros as the most significant achievements of his life have been here and he also mentioned his love for the city and the court in the trophy presentation.

Usually, the French Open is played in the month of May or June, but due to pandemic, it has been postponed by 4 months. Originally expecting to allow 11,500 fans every day, the French Tennis Federation cut twice the number that is to be permitted at Roland Garros to 1,000.

According to data, France’s COVID-19 cases are fastening currently, with a 32% jump over the last 14 days. There have been more than 32,600 deaths and 718,800 cases.