Novak Djokovic is the king of the Grand Slams.
The sensational Serb won his 23rd tennis major on Sunday, defeating Norway’s Casper Ruud, 7-6 (1), 6-3, 7-5, in the French Open final.
The triumph moves Djokovic to the top of the list of men’s singles players, a remarkable accomplishment for the 37-year-old.
Novak Djokovic wins the French Open and passes Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam titles in men’s tennis history 🏆 pic.twitter.com/FMD0akMDPq
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2023
He won the Australian Open earlier this year and heads to Wimbledon next month with a chance to continue his pursuit of a grand slam season, winning all four majors in one calendar year.
Djokovic becomes the first player to win each Grand Slam event three times. He won the French in 2016 and 2021.
Novak Djokovic claims his third French Open title‼️
He becomes the first man in tennis history to win all four major tournaments three or more times 👏 pic.twitter.com/nmnWniZbxd
— ESPN (@espn) June 11, 2023
Ruud started strong, winning the first three games of the match but the tide turned and Djokovic took the first set in a tiebreak. He then rolled in the next two sets.
TWENTY THREE MAJOR SINGLES TITLES! 🏆
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) June 11, 2023
Australian Open: 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆
French Open: 🏆 🏆 🏆
US Open: 🏆🏆🏆
Novak Djokovic the greatest tennis player off all time & one of the best athletes to ever live.
— Serbian Football (@SerbianFooty) June 11, 2023
One GOAT watched another great at the final.
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Tom Brady in Novak Djokovic’s box today. pic.twitter.com/suaQwkVspB
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 11, 2023