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Rafael Nadal wins 14th French Open beating Casper Ruud

Rafael Nadal wins 14th French Open beating Casper Ruud

Rafael Nadal, Image credit: PTI

Paris: Rafael Nadal beat Norwegian player Casper Ruud in the men's finals of the French Open and won a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title as well as his 14th Roland Garros title.

The Spanish player sustained his unbeaten run in the finals defeating Ruud 6-3,6-3, 6-0, and the victory has made him the oldest player to win the French Open title.

Nadal has won the first serve breaking Ruud's serve twice. He, however, got broken early on his second serve in the second set but came back strong to seal the set in his favour. In the third set, Nadal won without even dropping a game, NDTV reported.

On Saturday, Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek beat US's Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 to win her second French Open title at Roland Garros. Swiatek has matched Venus William's record for the longest winning streak by a women's player in the 21st century. Williams had won five WTA titles and the Olympic gold medal during her unbeaten run at the start of the century.

After being defeated by Jelena Ostapenko in Dubai in February, Swiatek won six successive tournaments.

The wins had taken her from world number seven to the top of the list though it was after the last topper, Ashleigh Barty, announced retirement.

Swiatek had won four WTA 1,000 titles when Ashleigh announced her retirement. They were Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Rome.

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