Rafael Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles on Sunday after beating world number one Novak Djokovic in resounding fashion in the French Open final.
The Spaniard won 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, securing his record-improving 13th victory in Paris.
Despite Djokovic enjoying the better form this year (only one defeat in 2020, the infamous US Open fourth-round match against Pablo Carreño when he was disqualified for striking a ball at line judge), Nadal made a ferocious start from which the Serb was unable to recover.
Victory was Nadal's fourth in a row at Roland Garros - by far his favourite tournament. The 34-year-old previously won four in a row between 2005 and 2008; then a further five on the bounce between 2010 and 2014.
Nadal now draws level with Federer on 20 major men's titles. Had Djokovic won, he would have risen to 18 and the standings among tennis' heavyweights would have read 20-19-18.