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Nadal Tops Ruud For 14th French Open Title, 22nd Slam Trophy

Jun 5, 2022, 10:00 AM
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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the trophy after winning against Casper Ruud of Norway during the Men's Singles Final match on Day 15 of The 2022 French Open at Roland Garros on June 05, 2022 in Paris, France.

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the French Open final for his 14th championship at Roland Garros and 22nd Grand Slam title overall.

Those add to two records Nadal already owned.

His victory Sunday came two days after his 36th birthday and made him the oldest title winner in the history of the clay-court tournament.

The Spaniard’s first triumph there came in 2005 at age 19.

No man or woman ever has won the singles trophy at any major event more than his 14 in Paris. And no man has won more Grand Slam titles than Nadal.

The eighth-seeded Ruud is a 23-year-old from Norway who was participating in his first major final.

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