French Open: Rafael Nadal demolishes Novak Djokovic to win 13th Roland Garros title


Rafael Nadal won his 13th French Open title as he destroyed Novak Djokovic on Sunday afternoon.

The Spaniard, who was chasing a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, raced out the blocks as he clinched the first set 6-0.

Djokovic got on the board early in the second set, but that was as good as it got for the Serbian.

Nadal turned the screw once again as he reeled off game after game.

He eventually won the second set 6-2 to go one set away from victory.

It really was a breathtaking display from Nadal in the opening two sets.

Djokovic needed a miracle if he was going to get back into the match and he showed his fighting spirit in the face of adversity.

The writing looked on the wall when Nadal broke to make it 3-2, but Djokovic immediately broke back to keep his chances of winning his second Roland Garros title alive.


This prompted an outburst of emotion by Djokovic, who then held serve to take the lead in the third.

But Djokovic's fight back proved to be all in vain.

Nadal broke late on to lead 6-5, before holding his serve to clinch a record-breaking victory.

Watch him clinch the victory below:

It was a deserved victory for the Spaniard, who was in imperious form once again on Sunday.

But full credit to Djokovic who displayed his battling qualities in the third set. Unfortunately for him, he was playing against someone who is simply unbeatable on clay.

The 34-year-old didn't lose a single set in the whole tournament. In 101 games in the French Open, he has won 99 and lost just twice. Those stats just sums up how dominant he is on his favourite surface.

Nadal has now equalled Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles. He will have the chance to go into the lead on his own at next year's Australian Open.

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