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Tennis: Nadal wins a 13th Roland-Garros title and equals Federer’s Grand Slam record



Spaniard Rafael Nadal during the final of the Roland-Garros tournament against Serbian Novak Djokovic, October 11, 2020.

The master of clay, Rafael Nadal left no chance for Novak Djokovic in the final of the Roland-Garros 2020 tournament, Sunday, October 11. The Spaniard triumphed in three sets (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) against the Serbian world number 1. This is his 13th title in Paris and with 20 Grand Slam victories, the “Mallorcan Bull” equaled the Swiss Roger Federer’s record in this area.

This 2020 edition of the Roland-Garros tournament will be remembered for its very specific context. Strongly impacted by the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it was shifted from September-October instead of May-June, and in front of a very small audience (1,000 spectators allowed). On the other hand, nothing new concerning the winner of the men’s final, Rafael Nadal still reigns in his Parisian kingdom.

Unperturbed throughout the fortnight (no set dropped against Egor Gerasimov, Mackenzie McDonald, Stefano Travaglia, Sebastian Korda, Jannik Sinner and Diego Schwartzmann), the Spaniard was also ruthless with Novak Djokovic in the final, Sunday, October 11. The best player in history on clay has swallowed up his opponent, also in three sets: 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. A rouste for a champion like Djokovic, reduced to impotence by the Mallorcan, except in the third set.

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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