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French Open 2020 – Overview

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13th French Open held at Stade Roland Garros new

The 124th Edition of French Open (also known as Roland Garros) took place at the Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France from 27th September – 11th October, 2020.  The French Open is a Clay Court Tennis Tournament.

Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to clinch 2020 French Open Men’s Title:

Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeated Novak Djokovic (Serbia) to clinch his 13th French Open title

i.With the French Open win, Rafael Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record of 20 Grand Slams. He became the Second Man and Fourth Player to win 20 Grand Slams.

ii.With this win, Rafael Nadal completed 100 Singles wins at the French Open. 

iii.He became the first player to win a tour-level event 13 times.

iv.At 34 years, he became the Oldest French Open Champion since Andres Gimeno in 1972.

Iga Swiatek defeats Sofia Kenin to clinch 2020 French Open Women’s Title:

Iga Swiatek (Poland) defeated Sofia Kenin (United States of America – USA) to win the 2020 French Open Women’s Title. 

i.This is Swiatek’s Maiden Grand Slam Title and she is the first Polish Tennis Player to win a Grand Slam. 

ii.At 19 Years, she became the youngest Women’s French Open champion since 1992.

iii.Ranked at World No. 54, she became the lowest-ranked woman to capture the French Open title.

iv.She became the first player born in the 21st Century (Both Male & Female) to win a Grand Slam Singles Title.

Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies win 2020 French Open Men’s Doubles Title:

German Players Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies defeated Mate Pavic (Croatia), Bruno Soares (Brazil) to successfully capture their Second Consecutive French Open Men’s Doubles Title.

i.They became only the Fourth Team to win consecutive French Open titles.

Timea Babos, Kristina Mladenovic win 2020 French Open Women’s Doubles Title:

Timea Babos (Hungary), Kristina Mladenovic (France) defeated Alexa Guarachi (Chile), Desirae Krawczyk (USA) to win their Second Consecutive French Open Title. 

i.This is the pair’s Fourth Grand Slam Doubles Title together. 

About French Open:

i.The Clay Court tournament was established in 1891. 

ii.It has a Prize Money of € (Euro) 38, 000, 000 for the year 2020.

French Open 2020 Winners:

Category Winner Runner-up
Men’s Singles  Rafael Nadal (Spain) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Women’s Singles  Iga Swiatek (Poland) Sofia Kenin (USA)
Men’s Doubles Kevin Krawietz (Germany), Andreas Mies (Germany) Mate Pavic (Croatia), Bruno Soares (Brazil)
Women’s  Doubles  Timea Babos (Hungary), Kristina Mladenovic (France) Alexa Guarachi (Chile), Desirae Krawczyk (USA)