Nadal beats Djokovic at French Open, ties Federer’s record

Nadal allowed Djokovic one fewer game this time. Michel Euler / AP

Nadal, No. Federer for the most.Djokovic had won 14 of the last 18 matchups against Nadal, and led 29-26 overall, including a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win at the 2019 Australian Open final. Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open.Nadal is now even with Federer for the first time since each man had zero Slams to his name in 2003. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, October 11, 2020. 2 in the rankings, improved to 100-2 at the French Open, including a combined 26-0 in semifinals and finals, and picked up his fourth consecutive title in Paris. The 34-year-old left-hander from Spain previously put together streaks of four French Open championships from 2005-08, then five in a row from 2010-14, to go alongside his four trophies at the U.S. Djokovic, the most meetings between any pair of men in the professional era, and their ninth in a Grand Slam final, equaling Nadal vs. First published on October 11, 2020 / 12:37 PM Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

He did not cede a set in his favorite tournament this year. Nadal beats Djokovic at French Open, ties Federer’s Grand Slam record

October 11, 2020 / 12:37 PM
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Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final. Federer’s first arrived at Wimbledon that year; Nadal, naturally, earned his first in France in 2005, by which point he trailed 4-0. 13 on the red clay, courtesy of a surprisingly dominant 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over the top-ranked Djokovic on Sunday.When Nadal ended it with an ace, he dropped to his knees, smiled widely and pumped his arms. Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with No. Trending News

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Nadal beats Djokovic at French Open, ties Federer’s record

Djokovic’s loss left him at 17 majors; had he won, the trio’s standings would have read 20-19-18.Nadal is the oldest French Open champion since 1972 and the more than 15 years between his first and most recent Grand Slam titles is the longest such span for a man.This was the 56th installment of Nadal vs.