Novak Djokovic creates history and wins his 23rd Grand Slam at Roland Grass, Paris. Djokovic has assumed control of Sunday’s championship match at, where the Serbian overcame a strong start from Casper Ruud to win 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 at the clay-court major.
Djokovic moved to 6-0 in tie-breaks this year in Paris to prevail in a first set in which he had trailed 1-4 before raising his level superbly to double his lead on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The third seed produced some of his purest hitting of the fortnight in the second & third set set to overwhelm Ruud and wins a historic 23rd major title.
With his win, the three-time Roland Garros titlist Djokovic also reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings from Carlos Alcaraz, eclipsed Rafael Nadal as the oldest Roland Garros champion at the age of 36 years and 20 days and became the first man to win all four Grand Slam events at least three times.
The fourth-seeded Ruud deployed plenty of variety in his groundstrokes to disrupt Djokovic’s rhythm, powering many of them with ferocious power but also sending back a series of looping balls that regularly drew errors from the Serbian. Djokovic drastically reduced his mistakes and continued his stunning form in tie-breaks to win this dream title.