Rafael Nadal and his love for Roland Garros continued for yet another year as the Spaniard went on to win his 13th French Open & a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title in Paris on Sunday, October 11.
The King of Clay defeated the top seed Novak Djokovic in straight-sets 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final to stretch his remarkable Win-Loss record to 100-2 at Roland Garros.
Let's take a look at some of the amazing facts that we saw at this year's Roland Garros:
Rafael Nadal (6) now has the most Grand Slam singles titles won at the age of 30+ in the Open Era, one more than Novak Djokovic (5).
- The Mallorcan's four Grand Slam wins (2008, 2010, 2017, 2020 at Roland Garros) without dropping a set is the most among all players. Bjorn Borg had three and Roger Federer's two (2007 Australian Open & 2017 Wimbledon) is a distant third.
- Rafael Nadal bageled Novak Djokovic in the opening set of the final. This was not the first instance for Djokovic as he suffered a similar outcome in the Rome Masters final in 2019.
- The German pair of Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz won the Men's Doubles title at Roland Garros. They became the first team to successfully defend a doubles title at Roland Garros since Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in 2011-12 and are undefeated at Roland Garros.
- Diego Schwartzman reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final and was joined by another first-time Roland Garros semifinalist, Stefanos Tsitsipas. The two lost their respective matches against Nadal & Djokovic.
- Jannik Sinner became the first player to reach Roland Garros quarter-final in his main draw debut since Rafael Nadal in 2005. He also became the youngest Roland Garros quarter-finalist in 14 years since Novak Djokovic in 2006.
Indian players weren't at their best in the last Grand Slam of the year. Both Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan lost their first round clash in Men's Doubles.
In Singles, Sumit Nagal along with Ramkumar Ramanathan saw an early exit from the Qualifiers. Later, Prajnesh Gunneswaran too lost his second qualifying round match against Aleksandar Vukic.