Rafael Nadal Beats Casper Ruud to Win French Open Title for 14th Time

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Rafael Nadal, a Spaniard, won a record-extending 14th French Open by defeating Norwegian Casper Ruud. It was his 22nd Grand Slam title in men's singles.

Rafael Nadal has lost only three times at French Open since his debut in 2005 and now has two more majors to his name than Swiss Roger Federer and world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Nadal becomes the oldest French Open men's singles champion and surpasses fellow Spaniard Andres Gimeno, who won aged 34 in 1972. Nadal also won the 2022 Australian Open. For the first time in his career, Nadal has won the first two grand slams in the calendar year. 

In women's singles, World Number One Tennis player Iga Swiatek clinched this year's title by beating US teenager Coco Gauf in Paris.

 

   Important Points for the exam:

  • Rafael Nadal, a Spaniard won a record-extending 14th French Open by defeating Norwegian Casper Ruud. 
  • It was his 22nd Grand Slam title in men's singles.
  • Nadal becomes the oldest French Open men's singles champion and surpasses fellow Spaniard Andres Gimeno, who won aged 34 in 1972.
  •  Nadal also won the 2022 Australian Open.
  • In women's singles, World Number One Tennis player Iga Swiatek clinched this year's title by beating US teenager Coco Gauf in Paris.

   Facts to Know:

  • French Open is a major tennis tournament held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
  • French Open is also known as Roland Garros.
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