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Nadal Wins 13th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal has moved to within two ‘Big Titles’ of Novak Djokovic after he captured a 13th Roland Garros crown on Sunday. Victory over the Serbian saw Nadal draw level with all-time Grand Slam titles leader Roger Federer on 20 major championship singles trophies.

Nadal’s 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 win in the Roland Garros final means that he moves to 56 ‘Big Titles’, two shy of Djokovic (58). A ‘Big Title’ is a trophy at a Grand Slam championship, the Nitto ATP Finals, an ATP Masters 1000 tournament or an Olympic singles gold medal.

Nadal, a winner of 20 major championships, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal and 35 ATP Masters 1000 trophies, has won on average one ‘Big Title’ every 3.4 tournaments played (56 of 188 events). Since the start of 2019, the 34-year-old has captured three Grand Slams and two Masters 1000 titles.