Rafael Nadal brutally crushed Casper Ruud on Sunday to lift a record-extending 14th French Open trophy and increase his lead at the top of the list of men’s Grand Slam champions. There was a sense of deja vu as the Spaniard, who turned 36 on Friday, swept aside Norwegian Ruud 6-3 6-3 6-0 on a balmy afternoon in Paris to ensure he has won every time he has reached the final at the claycourt Grand Slam.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal will look to continue his remarkable career after crushing Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-3 6-3 6-0 on Sunday to lift a record-extending 14th French Open, saying despite injury concerns he would battle on. The Spaniard, the world’s best ever claycourt player, won 11 games in a row to cruise through the second and third sets to take his tally to an all-time best 22 men’s Grand Slam titles, two more than rivals Swiss Roger Federer and world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
Rafa Nadal beat Casper Ruud in the French Open final on Sunday to win a men’s record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title. The following is a timeline charting how Nadal, playing in what is considered to be the greatest era of men’s tennis, surpassed the haul of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Jose Berrios had a career-best 13 strikeouts, Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Minnesota Twins 12-3 Saturday afternoon. Berrios (4-2), traded by Minnesota to Toronto on July 30, allowed two runs, three hits and two walks in seven innings.