Rafa Nadal stuns Noval Djokovic to equal Roger Federer’s grand slam record

Paris: Rafael Nadal put in an astonishing performance at Roland Garros on Sunday to devastate Novak Djokovic and draw even with Roger Federer’s record 20 grand slam titles.

The Spaniard was in an uncompromising mood, taking his 13th French Open title in straight sets 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 against the world No.1.

Rafael Nadal en route to victory in the French Open final on Sunday.Credit:AP

Nadal was the early aggressor as he choked Djokovic to win the opening set in brutal fashion having made only two unforced errors. He then kept a firm grip on a subdued Djokovic in the second set under the roof of court Philippe Chatrier.

Djokovic, who was looking to win his 18th grand slam title, rebelled in the third set, breaking back for 3-3, only to drop serve on a double fault in the 11th game before Nadal went on to bag his 100th victory at Roland Garros with an ace.

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