The imperious Rafael Nadal of Spain won the 13th Roland Garros crown beating World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Nadal defeated Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to capture a record-equalling 20th major singles trophy to draw level with all-time leader Roger Federer.
It was his 100th match win on the clay in Paris, his 27th from 56 showdowns with the Serb. The 34-year-old is now just one-match win away from becoming the fourth player to record 1,000 career victories — and joining Jimmy Connors (1,274), Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068).
The history books are going to need some more chapters ?
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 11, 2020
Meanwhile , Swiss maestro Roger Federer congratulated ‘greatest rival’ Rafael Nadal on twitter. Taking to Twitter Federer shared a post which read, “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. Therefore, it is a true honor 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,” it added.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 11, 2020