French Open: Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to tie the men’s all-time Grand Slam record of 20 trophies, kisses wife Xisca.
Rafael Nadal shared a beautiful moment with his wife Xisca and family after winning in Paris for his 20th career grand slam title.
The Spaniard was in near-perfect mode as he swept fellow tennis great Novak Djokovic to win his 100th match at the French Open.
Nadal pummeled Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in straight sets to win his 13th French Open title.
He also ties Roger Federer for the most career Grand Slam titles with 20, improves to 13-0 in French Open finals, and now has 100 career wins at the French Open tournament.
100 match wins
– Only player to win 13 titles at a single event
– Fourth time winning Roland-Garros without dropping a set.
Nadal was greeted with a huge hug from his family, before planting a kiss on wife Xisca.
It was the first time all tournament that Xisca had been spotted in the stands, with fans gushing over her beautiful celebration with Rafa.
Fellow Tennis Great Roger Federer paid tribute to Rafael Nadal after his record-equalling win over Novak Djokovic.
An old friend and rival Roger Federer sent a congratulatory message to Nadal on his record-equalling victory.
Federer said it is a true honor to congratulate Rafa on his 20th Grand Slam victory.
The Swede maestro also notes that it is amazing that Nadal has won Roland Garros an incredible 13th time.
All-time Grand Slam title leaders:
20- Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal
Jimmy Connors/Ivan Lendl/Andre Agassi
Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and 20th grand slam title to tie Roger Federer for the all-time men's lead in majors https://t.co/unodwttQiz
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