Djokovic won Roland Garros, setting a world tennis record
World No. 3 Novak Djokovic won the French Open tennis tournament. Defeating Norwegian Kasper Ruud (#4 WTA) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3, 7-5, the 36-year-old Belgrade native surpassed Rafael Nadal as the winner of most Grand Slam tournaments, becoming the sole record holder.
Djokovic now has 23 Slams, the all-time record of world tennis: 3 Roland Garros, 3 US Open, 7 Wimbledon and 10 Australian Open.
The final match of Roland Garros-2023 lasted 3 hours and 16 minutes. In the first set the Norwegian easily led 4-1, but Novak managed to catch up with his opponent and bring it to a winning tie-break.
Such a failure had a strong psychological impact on the first racket of Norway. Ruud could not pull himself together, completely failing the second game.
In the third set it was an even battle on the court, where the experienced Serb, at 5:5, broke in four games. In the same luxurious style Novak served for the match, on the second attempt he converted a championship goal.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the day before the women's final of Roland Garros was held, which won the biggest fan of Ukraine in tennis. The 22-year-old native of Warsaw defeated Karolina Mukhova (#43 WTA) from the Czech Republic in three sets - 6:2, 5:7, 6:4.