Roland Garros: Djokovic's Record-Breaking Dominance


Novak Djokovic showed his greatness once again by overcoming a sticky start to win a men's record 23rd Grand Slam title with victory over Norway's Casper Ruud in the French Open final.

Djokovic, 36, was far from his best in the initial stages but his quality in a first-set tie-break laid the platform for a 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 7-5 victory.

The Serb moves into the outright lead of men's majors ahead of Rafael Nadal.

He also becomes the first man to win all four majors at least three times.

Victory on the Paris clay moves Djokovic alongside Serena Williams in terms of major titles, with only Margaret Court now standing in front of him on 24 Grand Slams.

He will have the opportunity to tie Court's record at Wimbledon next month - a place where he has already won seven times and be the favourite to equal Roger Federer's record tally of men's titles.

- Author: Jonathan Jurejko: BBC


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