Rafael Nadal Wins 13th French Open, Ties Federer’s Grand Slam Record

French Open ATP Singles Championship Recap

In a surprising, yet not an unexpected result, Rafael Nadal would dominate the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open Championship.

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French Open ATP Singles Championship Results

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)

In the 2020 French Open Men’s Singles Championship, we would see the 12-time champion Rafael Nadal take on the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Although the score wasn’t very reflective of the level of play in the opening set of their match, Rafael Nadal would take the set easily.

In the first two games, Nadal would break Djokovic’s serve and hold his own in a pair of deuce exchanges to take an early 2-0 lead.

And, despite Djokovic’s best efforts to get himself back into the set, Nadal would win the next four games consecutively to take the set 6-0.

This was the first time that the first set of a grand slam men’s singles final has been won 6-0 since the 2006 Wimbledon final when Federer did it to Nadal.

Rafael Nadal focused during his match against Novak Djokovic at the 2020 French Open.
Rafael Nadal focused during his match against Novak Djokovic at the 2020 French Open.

In the second set, Djokovic would get tested in his first service game, but would hold strong and take a 1-0 lead. Nevertheless, Nadal would takeover, winning five straight games to take a commanding 5-1 lead.

From there, each player would hold their serve once more and Nadal would take the set 6-2 and an authoritative two-set lead.

In the third set, each player would play well through ten games, managing to break the other’s serve once to 5-5. But, in the eleventh game Nadal would break Djokovic’s serve to gain a chance to serve for the match at 6-5.

In the twelfth game, Nadal would dominate, not dropping a single game and sealing it with an ace for his 13th French Open title.

With this, Rafael Nadal would defeat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win the 2020 French Open Men’s Singles Championship.

Rafael Nadal now has 13 French Open titles, 20 Grand Slam titles, 100 career wins at the French Open, and a legacy nobody will forget.

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