Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the men’s singles final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Norway’s Casper Ruud in three sets Photo: AP/Christophe Ena
Novak Djokovic has won a record-breaking 23rd men’s singles Grand Slam title by beating Casper Ruud 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 7-5 in the French Open final.
He is now the only male player to have won all four Slams at least three times, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
After overcoming Casper Ruud to win his unprecedented 23rd Grand Slam championship at the French Open on Sunday, Novak Djokovic now stands alone at the pinnacle of men’s tennis.
Djokovic’s 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 7-5 win over Ruud brings him level with Serena Williams, and he has a chance to equal Margaret Court’s all-time singles record at Wimbledon next month.
Djokovic lay flat on his back on the clay before crawling up to his player box and hugging everyone on his team, including his children, Stefan and Tara.
Writing by Adeniyi Bakare