French Open 2022 Final, Highlights: Rafael Nadal on Sunday won a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title after beating Casper Ruud in the final of French Open men’s singles event at the Court Philipp-Chatrier
Rafael Nadal mastered the clay court once again to secure his 14th French Open title on Sunday. The world number five defeated Casper Rudd in straight sets and won the match 6-3, 6-3, and 6-0. With this win, Nadal extended his Grand Slam title to 22, which is the highest among men’s.
Such was his dominance over the 23-year-old Ruud that Nadal won the last 11 games in the final. He is also two Grand Slams ahead of world number one Novak Djokovic, whom he had earlier defeated in the quarter-final.
Nadal came into the latest edition of Roland Garros after hurting his foot in the Italian Open and looked in some discomfort during his match against Felix Auger-Aliassime earlier in the competition.
Soon after his win several tennis icons, including India’s Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, lauded the Spaniard’s impeccable display, which saw him live up to the title of being a G.O.A.T (greatest of all times).