Rafael Nadal wins 13th dressing Open title, ties Roger Federer with 20th Grand Slam

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Rafael Nadal won his 13th dressing Open title on Sunday, crushing Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) in the 2020 men’s last. The championship adds to Nadal’s record for most dressing Open titles, and the 34-year-old is now boasts a 100-2 career record at Roland Garros.

With another clay-court trophy, Nadal has matched Roger Federer, his longtime rival, with 20 Grand Slam titles.

Nadal has now won the men’s singles title at the dressing Open in 13 of the final 16 years. It was once Nadal’s third victory against Djokovic in the dressing Open last. Djokovic has won the event once, but has missing in the last four times.

Nadal tied Federer with his first Grand Slam title of 2020, and his first since the 2019 US Open. Federer congratulated Nadal shortly after he tied the record.

“I have at all times had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion,” Federer said on Twitter. “As my greatest rival over many years, I consider we have pushed every other to turn out to be better players. Due to this fact, this is a true honor for me to congratulate him on his 20th Grand Slam victory. It is particularly amazing that he has now won Roland Garros an implausible 13 times, which is among the greatest achievements in sport.”

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