Novak Djokovic received his males’s-record twenty third Grand Slam title on Sunday with a 7-6 (1), 6-3, 7-5 victory over Casper Ruud within the French Open closing.
Djokovic, a 36-year-old from Serbia, broke a tie with rival Rafael Nadal for essentially the most main singles trophies within the historical past of males’s tennis, which dates to the 1800s.
Nadal, a 14-time champion at Roland Garros, missed this yr’s match as a result of he’s injured.
This victory goes alongside the French Open titles earned by Djokovic in 2016 and 2021, making him the one man with at the very least three from every main occasion. Since accumulating his very first Slam trophy on the 2008 Australian Open, he has gathered totals of 10 there, seven at Wimbledon and three on the US Open.
Additionally value noting: Djokovic is once more midway to a calendar-year Grand Slam, profitable all 4 majors in a single season—one thing no man has achieved since Rod Laver in 1969.
Djokovic got here near pulling off that feat in 2021, when he received the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon and made all of it the best way to the title match on the US Open earlier than dropping to Daniil Medvedev.
Djokovic will resume that monumental pursuit at Wimbledon, which begins on the grass of the All England Membership on July 3.