French Open 2023 | French Open Final: Novak Djokovic wins record 23rd Grand Slam by defeating Casper Rude, President Draupadi Murmu congratulates

AP/PTI Photo Paris. Novak Djokovic became the male player to win the most Grandslam titles in the history of tennis. He overtook 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal after defeating Caspar Rude in the French Open final on Sunday. Djokovic, 36, of Serbia won 7.6, 6.3, 7.5 in a match that lasted three hours and 13 minutes. He is one title ahead of Nadal and three titles ahead of Roger Federer, who has now retired from tennis. Nadal, the 14-time champion at Roland Garros, was not playing this time due to injury. Djokovic has also won the title here in 2016 and 2021. He became the first player in the history of tennis to win each Grand Slam at least three times. He has won ten Australian Opens, seven Wimbledon and three US Opens. He is once again on his way to winning all the Grand Slams in a calendar year. Rod Laver did this feat in 1969, which no one could repeat after that. Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 to win a third French Open title and 23rd Grand Slam men’s singles title. (Pic: Roland-Garros Twitter account) — ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2023 President Draupadi Murmu congratulated Djokovic on his victory. “Congratulations to Novak Djokovic for winning the men’s singles final at the French Open, making him the winner of the most men’s Grand Slam titles in tennis history,” he wrote on Twitter. He said, “I share the special happiness of the people of Serbia with whom I had the opportunity to spend a memorable time a few days ago. Novak Djokovic is an inspirational icon for youth in Serbia, India and across the world. I wish him continued success.” Congratulations to @DjokerNole for winning the men’s singles final at the French Open that makes him the winner of the largest number of men’s Grand Slam titles in the history of tennis. I share the special joy of the people of Serbia with whom I got to spend memorable time a… — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 11, 2023 Lost in the final to Daniil Medvedev. Wimbledon will be played at the All England Club from July 3. Djokovic could not play the Australian Open and the US Open due to not getting vaccinated during the Corona epidemic. With this title, Djokovic also equaled 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, who retired from tennis last year. Margaret Court has won 24 titles in the amateur era but Djokovic and Serena lead in the open era. (with agency inputs)

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