New Delhi: Serbia's Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 in the French Open final on Sunday to win all four Grand Slam titles at least three times in the men's singles category. Wale has become the first player in the world. Also, Rafael Nadal (22 Grand Slam) has been left behind by Djokovic (23 Grand Slam).
New Delhi: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 in the French Open final on Sunday to win all four Grand Slam titles at least three times in the men’s singles category. Wale has become the first player in the world. Also, Rafael Nadal (22 Grand Slam) has been left behind by Djokovic (23 Grand Slam). With this win, Djokovic will once again overtake Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz to top the ATP rankings.
The journey to winning the most Grand Slams in the men’s singles category was not so easy for Djokovic, especially last year due to not getting the Kovid-19 vaccine, he could not participate in some big tournaments including the Australian Open, after which he had to play in Spain. It was not easy to leave behind Rafael Nadal.
However, Djokovic did not give up and continued to perform better. Nadal is called the king of the clay court, but he could not play in the French Open this time, after which the road became a bit easier for Djokovic.
Nadal congratulated Djokovic on his victory. He tweeted, “Many congratulations Novak Djokovic for this amazing achievement. 23 is a number that was unthinkable a few years ago and you did it. Enjoy it with your family and team.”
Djokovic was considered a strong contender to win the match, but Rude, who was ranked fourth in the rankings, presented a tough challenge to him. Djokovic initially trailed 1-4 in the first set. Roode, however, could not maintain this momentum. Djokovic saved two break points, but Rude was not quick to give up and the set went to a tiebreak.
The Serbian players managed to dodge Rude. Djokovic took a 3-0 lead in the second set and kept his momentum going. Rude tried to break back in the middle, but Djokovic made things easy for himself by breaking his serve. The third set once again saw tough competition between the two players, but Djokovic kept his composure and won the match by winning the set.