Rafael Nadal: ‘Roland Garros means everything to me’ as he wins the French Open

Rafael Nadal has won the French Open title for the 13th time beating world number one Novak Djokovic in an impressive three straight sets.

The Spaniard played an almost faultness game, taking the first set 6-0, before going on to take the next two sets 6-2, 7-5.

The title means Nadal has now equaled Roger Federer’s record of winning 20 career Grand Slams.

When asked about the record he said: “Win here means everything to me. It’s not the moment, honest for me I don’t think today about the 20th, equal Roger on this great number. For me, today is just a Roland Garros victory.

“Roland Garros means everything to me. I spent here most of the important moments in my tennis career, no doubt about that… for me, just play her is true inspiration.

“The love story I have with this city and with this court is unforgettable and just merci beaucoup a tout le monde.”

An emotional Rafael Nadal then went on to talk about the current difficult circumstances. He said: “I want to send a message, everyone around the world, we are facing one of the worst moments that I think we remember in this world facing and fighting against this virus.

“Just keep going, stay positive and all the very best. Together probably we will go through this and we will win the virus soon.”

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