Nadal became the French Open champion, defeating Djokovic, equals Federer by winning the 20th Grand Slam. Nadal has also equaled Switzerland’s Roger Federer’s total of 20 titles in terms of winning the most titles in men’s singles. Now two of the world’s greatest tennis players have got 20-20 Grand Slam titles.
Spain’s legendary Rafael Nadal, the king of red gravel, was defeated by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the final of the men’s singles to win his 13th French Open title.
World number two Nadal defeated the world number one Djokovic 6–0, 6–2, 7–5 in the Roland Garros to retain his reign in the Grand Slam tournament played on red gravel.
With this, he also achieved a special achievement in his career. He has also equaled Switzerland’s Roger Federer’s total of 20 titles in terms of winning the most titles in men’s singles.
Now that two great tennis players of the world have equal 20-20 Grand Slam titles, then with the beginning of the new year, there will also be a battle to get ahead in this race.
At the same time, Djokovic missed his 18th Grand Slam title. Nadal dominates the red gravel and he proved it as he has not lost a single set in the tournament while he also defeated Djokovic in two hours 43 minutes.
He also shocked the world number one player by winning the first set 6–0 without losing the game in just 46 minutes. Apart from this, Nadal did not take long to win the second set too and after losing just two games, won the set 6-2 in 50 minutes.
Although Nadal struggled a bit in the third set and Djokovic was trying to take the match into the fourth set, he could not beat the Spaniard in the third set.
Badminton competition begins in Thurl
The late Dr Sahib Singh Rana Memorial Badminton Competition started on Sunday, courtesy of Youth Club in Thurl. The three-day competition was inaugurated by philanthropist Vishal Singh Mehra.
Youth Club President Ramakrishna Rana and Secretary Anil Guleria honored the chief guest. The competition will have both Sigal and Double contests and winners will be awarded cash prizes.
Assembly Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar will be the chief guest at the conclusion of the competition. Mehtab Singh and others were present on this occasion.