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Read more about the Spaniard’s victory in Paris
Rafael Nadal made more history on Sunday when he claimed a record-breaking 22nd Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. But the Spaniard did more than beat his record in the majors.
ATPTour.com looks at five quick facts about Nadal’s win in Paris.
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Five quick facts about Nadal .’s victory
– This is the first time that Nadal has won the Australian Open and Roland Garros in the same season. Earlier this year, the Spaniard captured his second trophy at Melbourne Park.
– Nadal’s 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 win against Casper Ruud was tied for his second most lopsided win in a grand final. The southpaw lost just four games in the 2008 Roland Garros final against Roger Federer and six games in the 2017 Paris championship game against Stan Wawrinka.
– The 36-year-old has now earned at least one clay-court title in 19 consecutive years. He has also shared the most trophies on the ATP Tour this season with Carlos Alcaraz. Both gentlemen have been victorious four times in 2022.
Nadal is now 14-0 in the final of Roland Garros. No other man has more than six titles at the tournament.
– The 22-time big winner is now the oldest men’s singles champion in Roland Garros history. Nadal broke the level previously set by Andres Gimeno, who was 34 years and 10 months old when he triumphed in 1972.