Djokovic wins his 23rd Grand Slam, his third Roland Garros title
Djokovic stormed past Casper Ruud 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 to win a record-breaking 23rd men’s singles Grand Slam championship. After winning the French Open title, Novak left no more room for debate.
He categorically stamped his authority as the single most successful player men’s tennis has ever seen by winning a third Roland Garros trophy, meaning he has won each of the four Major tennis tournaments at least three times.
Djokovic has now won 94 career titles, including at least two trophies at each of the nine Masters 1000 – one rung lower than Grand Slams – events. He has spent a record 374 weeks at World No. 1.
Djokovic’s statement-making win in Paris has ensured that he has surged ahead of his rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who have won 22 and 20 Majors respectively.
Djokovic’s tendencies for showmanship and playing up crowds that antagonise him can be quite hard to watch. Under that smugness, he is often seeming too desperate to be liked- but that doesn’t take away anything from the fantastic player that he is.