Spain’s legendary male tennis player Rafael Nadal has won the French Open title for the 14th time. Nadal claimed the title in the final, defeating Kasper Rudd 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in Norway in the final.
Nadal maintained his best record in the final of the French Open and so far he has not lost in the final even once. Let’s know how was the final match and what were the records in it.
Nadal dominated the first two sets
In the 14th French Open final, Nadal got off to a great start by winning two consecutive games in the first set. Rudd then tried to make a comeback, but Nadal won the first set 6-3.
In the second set, Roode played better and took a 3-1 lead. However, after this Nadal’s class was seen and he also won this set 6-3.
Rudd did not get any chance in the third set
In the third set, Nadal gave no chance to Rudd and won the set 6–0 and the match. The first set lasted 51 minutes and the second 57 minutes, but the third set ended in half an hour.
Nadal becomes oldest player to win French Open
Nadal defeated Rudd to win the French Open title for the 14th time, besides holding another big record. He has become the oldest player to win this tournament. Nadal has won this title for the 14th time at the age of 36.
He broke the record for the oldest French Open win held by Andrés Gimeno, who won the title 50 years ago at the age of 34.
Nadal won the fourth title in 2022
This year Nadal has won 30 matches and has lost only three. He started the year winning the trophy in Melbourne and then went on to win the Australian Open for a record 21st Grand Slam.
Apart from this, he also won the Mexican Open. They were defeated in the final of the Indian Welsh, the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open and the second round in Rome.