After defeating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6(1) 6-3 7-5 on Sunday, Novak Djokovic said it was amazing to win a record 23rd men’s singles Grand Slam championship at the French Open because it was always the hardest one for him to win.
The Serbian is the only male player to have won each of the four Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open) and currently holds the record for most Grand Slam victories. At least three times, open.
But only three of the 23 Grand Slams have occurred at the French Open, where rival Rafael Nadal, who has 22 major titles, has dominated on clay with 14 victories.
Additionally, Djokovic has triumphed three titles in the US and eleven times in Australia. Open despite claiming seven Wimbledon victories.
The winner of the 23rd Grand Slam said to the jubilant audience on Court Philippe Chatrier, “It is no coincidence that I won the 23rd Grand Slam here in Paris because this tournament was really the toughest to win in my entire career.” Djokovic has appeared in the Paris final seven times.
He lifted the trophy high and remarked, “There are a lot of emotions here on this court, as well as off the court.”
The Spaniard missed the Grand Slam owing to an injury and surgery that will keep him out for the rest of the year, and the 36-year-old won the match without him.
It is a wonderful feeling, I am fortunate in my life to win 23 Grand Slams,” he stated.
Now that the season is shifting to grass and Wimbledon, where he will attempt to win his eighth championship, Djokovic may increase his lead in Grand Slam triumphs.