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Nadal Wins 13th French Open Title, Equals Federer’s Grand Slam Tally

Rafael Nadal, on Sunday, won his 13th French Open title, thrashing Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) in the 2020 men’s final.

The Spaniard hit 31 winners and made only 14 unforced errors on his way to a brilliant win over Djokovic on Court Philippe Chatrier.

The championship adds to Nadal’s record for most French Open titles. He now boasts of a 100-2 career record at Roland Garros.

Thanks to another clay-court trophy, the 34-year-old has matched Roger Federer, his longtime rival, with 20 Grand Slam titles.

Nadal has now won the men’s singles title at the French Open in 13 of the last 16 years.

It was Nadal’s third victory against Djokovic in the French Open final. Djokovic has won the event once, but has lost in the final four times.

After Nadal’s win, Federer offered his congratulations on Twitter.

“I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion. As my greatest rival over many years, I believe we have pushed each other to become better players,” he wrote.

“Therefore, it is a true honour for me to congratulate him on his 20th Grand Slam victory. It is especially amazing that he has now won Roland Garros an incredible 13 times, which is one of the greatest achievements in sport.

“I also congratulate his team because nobody can do this alone. I hope 20 is just another step on the continuing journey for both of us. Well done Rafa. You deserve it.”

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