Sunday, October 11, 2020

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to seize record-equalling 20th Grand Slam | Tennis Information


Spain’s Rafael Nadal created historical past as he beat Serbian Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-Five in straight-sets to win a record-extending 13th French Open identify on Sunday (October 11). Nadal has thus matched Roger Federer’s list of 20 Grand Slam titles

Nadal now sits atop the Grand Slam charts along Federer with 20 Grand Slams with Djokovic, the following at the checklist with 17 main titles to his title. 

The Spaniard absolutely justified his tag of  ‘The King of Clay’ with a commanding efficiency over the International No. 1 Djokovic. Nadal, 34, brushed apart pre-match assumptions that he would to find it tough this yr below the cold prerequisites because the event used to be behind schedule by means of nearly four months. He captured the identify with out losing a suite all through the 2 weeks at Roland Garros. 

Nadal began the event in decimating style, handing Djokovic his first bagel in a Grand Slam ultimate. He attacked Djokovic’s backhand with some looping drives along with his trademark top-spin – which dissuaded Djokovic from enjoying along with his herbal aptitude. Despite the fact that, in every recreation Djokovic showcased his defensive abilities, Nadal proved to be too scorching too care for. 

Djokovic, 33, may do little as Nadal hit him out of the park within the opening set – breaking him thrice. The spaniard hit winners at will and his defensive abilities at the famed clay of Roland Garros ensured that Nadal got here out on peak nearly everytime within the early exchanges.

The Serbian, after all controlled to open his account within the first recreation of the second one set however prior to he may catch a breath, Nadal broke him two times and reached 5-1. Djokovic then gained his 2nd recreation however Nadal grabbed the sport by means of the scruff of the neck as he closed out the second one set 6-2.

Djokovic, one among handiest two males to overcome Nadal at Roland Garros, gave a glimmer of hope to his lovers because the event remained on serve within the 3rd set. Nadal began to lok like a trifling mortal within the 3rd set and started commiting a couple of mistakes. He one way or the other controlled to carry his serve two times however the Spaniard resumed commonplace provider at the day by means of breaking Djokovic within the 5th recreation.

Along with his again in opposition to the wall and a mountain to climb – Djokovic broke Nadal for the the primary time within the event to stage the set. Djokovic roared in birthday celebration a lot to the amusement of his lovers on the in moderation crammed Philippe Chatrier stadium. Djokovic adopted it up by means of protecting his serve and taking the lead within the set. 

The set remained on serve and went to 5-Five however then Nadal broke once more within the 11th recreation and held his serve to like to wrap-up his 20th Grand Slam identify. 

Djokovic used to be thus passed his first defeat of 2020 (He used to be disqualified within the contemporary US Open). Nadal, 34, would now be the entrance runner to head forward of Federer – who had determined to skip the 2020 season following a knee surgical procedure.

Federer, 39, is predicted to go back to the court docket at Australian Open 2021 – in what may well be his ultimate season at the excursion as he turns 40 subsequent yr