King of Clay
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal tied longtime rival Roger Federer for a record 20th Grand Slam title with a decisive straight-sets win in the French Open final on Sunday.
Nadal defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, and with the victory, earned his 13th Roland Garros title.
The match marked just the second straight-sets decision between Nadal and Djokovic in a Grand Slam final, and the victory gave Nadal a 5-4 edge against Djokovic in finals.
Although Djokovic holds more wins on clay against Nadal than anyone else, Nadal got the best of the Serbian today, capping the final point with a fitting ace.
Nadal is now a perfect 13-for-13 in French Open finals.
Meanwhile, Djokovic uncharacteristically struggled, as he didn’t win a single game in the first set, becoming the first time in his career he hasn't done so in the first set of a Grand Slam final.
Djokovic finally started to show life in the third set, but it was too little to late, as he was handed his first loss in a completed match this season.
Nadal lifted the trophy at Roland Garros for the fourth time in his career without dropping a single set in the entire tournament.
The 34-year old Nadal is the oldest French Open champion since 1972 and the first man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title 15 years after his first.