To win the 2023 French Open, Novak Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud, the previous year’s runner-up, in straight sets on Sunday at Roland-Garros in Paris. With a 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 victory over his opponent, the third-ranked Serb won his 23rd grand slam overall. Ruud gave his all in the game but could not get the better of Serbian master who came on the top to win the game and the title.
Novak Djokovic Wins 23rd Grand Slam, The Highest Ever In Men’s Tennis History
23rd Grand Slam As Roland – Garros
On Sunday at Roland-Garros in Paris, Novak Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud, the runner-up from the previous year, in straight sets to claim the 2023 French Open title.
The title of French Open champion has gone to 27 men since the Open Era began in 1968. On Sunday, Novak Djokovic joined a group of six men who had at least three victories.
At the French Open, Novak Djokovic won a record-tying 23rd Grand Slam title after defeating Norwegian opponent Casper Ruud in straight sets at Roland Garros in Paris, France.
The third-ranked Serbian easily defeated his challenger 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 to win his third French Open championship and 23rd grand slam overall.
Djokovic overtakes Rafael Nadal’s record
Djokovic surpasses Rafael Nadal’s record of 22 grand slam titles and becomes the most decorated male athlete in the history of the sport as a result of this victory.
Novak Djokovic In French Open
Djokovic won his third championship in Paris, joining Gustavo Kuerten (3), Ivan Lendl (3), Mats Wilander (3), Bjorn Borg (6), and Rafael Nadal (14) on the list of players with at least three victories at Roland-Garros.
In 1968, the Clay Major became the first competition in the Open Era, allowing both novices and pros to compete. Since then, 27 different players have won the prized Musketeers’ Cup.
About the match
Ruud battled fiercely against arguably the greatest tennis player in the sport’s lengthy history and put everything he had into the Serb.
The Norwegian had a three-game lead in the opening set when Djokovic won his first game of the championship match on Court Phillipe Chatrier, but the Serb showed his grit by battling back to win the set on a tiebreaker.
Following his successful break of the Norwegian, Serbia’s top player easily won the second set, 6-3, with no trouble.
Up to the 10th game of the third set, which ended in a 5-5 tie, the match was evenly matched. The Serb proved himself up to the task when he broke Ruud’s serve in the eleventh game to make the score 6-5 in his favor. He then sealed the deal with his service to make the score 7-5 in the third set and win the desired championship.
Ruud consecutive second-year tournament finals
Ruud wanted to win his first major championship, but it turned out that he would have to wait a little longer.
Ruud lost to Djokovic in the tournament’s finals at Roland Garros for the second consecutive year, just as he did against Nadal in the event’s previous season.
That shouldn’t detract from the young man’s brave effort, however, since he has the potential to achieve great things in the future.
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