Novak Djokovic, Serbian professional tennis player, won his 23rd Grand Slam title (Men’s singles category) in the French Open 2023 also known as 2023 Roland-Garros, held at Court Philippe-Chatrier in Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France.
- Novak Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud of Norway in the final of the French Open 2023 in straight sets 7 (7) -6 (1), 6-3, 7-5 to win his 3rd Roland-Garros (French Open) title.
- Novak Djokovic, the winner of Men’s Single at the French Open, received the “La Coupe des Mousquetaires(Musketeers’ cup)” trophy. He was also awarded prize money amounting to 2.3 million Euro, an increase of 4.55% from 12 months ago.
Note: With this win, Djokovic surpassed Rafael Nadal, a Spanish tennis player, to become the most successful male tennis player – with the most major singles trophies – in the history of men’s tennis. Rafael Nadal has won a total of 22 Grand Slams.
About French Open 2023:
i.French Open 2023, the 127th edition of the French Open, was held from 22nd May to 11th June 2023.
ii.The 2023 French Open, the 2nd Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2023, was played on outdoor clay courts.
French Open Trophies:
- men’s singles – Musketeers’ cup
- women’s singles – Suzanne-Lenglen cup
- men’s doubles – Jacques-Brugnon cup
- women’s doubles Simonne-Mathieu cup
- mixed doubles – Marcel-Bernard cup
About Novak Djokovic:
i.Novak Djokovic has won a total of 23 Grand Slam titles which includes 3 French Open (2016, 2021, 2023), 10 Australian Open(2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023), 7 Wimbledon (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022) and 3 US Open (2011, 2015, 2018).
ii.He is also the only male player to win all 4 grand slam titles at least 3 times.
iii.He is the only player to win all 9 ATP Masters 1000 events since the start of series in 1990, doing so multiple times for a record total of 38 titles.
On 4th June 2023, Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Pablo Varillas and reached his 55th Grand Slam quarter-final and record 17th quarter-finals at the French Open.
- He surpassed Rafael Nadal’s record of 16 quarter-finals in 18 appearances.
Women’s Singles: Iga Swiatek won her 3rd French Open title defeating Karolina Muchova
World’s No.1, Iga Świątek(22 years old), a Polish tennis player won the Women’s Singles title at the French Open 2023 by defeating Karolína Muchová, the Czech tennis player.
- This marks her 3rd French Open title(2020, 2022, 2023) and 4th Grand Slam title which includes 3 french open and 1 US Open (2022). She also became the youngest to win 4 major titles since Serena Williams in 2002.
- She has also become the first woman to win back-to-back French Open titles since Belgium’s Justine Henin (2005, 2006, 2007).
- She received the “Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Suzanne-Lenglen cup), the French Open trophy of Women’s Singles and a cash prize of 2.3 million Euro.
Ivan Dodig & Austin Krajicek won Men’s Doubles
The American-Croatian team Austin Krajicek(United States of America-USA) and Ivan Dodig(Croatia) won their first-ever Men’s Doubles title at the French Open 2023 defeating Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen of Belgium.
- With this win, Austin Krajicek reached the No. 1 position in the Pepperstone Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Doubles Rankings for the first time. Ivan Dodig is ranked 4th on the list.
- Ivan Dodig & Austin Krajicek received the “Coupe Jacques-Brugnon (Jacques-Brugnon Cup) after winning the Men’s doubles title at French Open 2023.
Hsieh Su-wei & Wang Xinyu won the women’s doubles title
Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Wang Xinyu of China won the Women’s doubles title at French Open 2023 by defeating 10th-seeded Leylah Fernandez of Canada and Taylor Townsend of the USA.
- This mark’s the first grand slam doubles title of Hsieh and Wang as a team.
- This marks Hsieh Su-Wei’s 5th Grand Slam Doubles title. She previously won 3 Wimbledon (2013, 2019, 2021) and 1 French Open (2014 with Peng Shuai).
- For Wang Xinyu, this is her first Grand Slam doubles title.
- The pair received the Coupe Simonne-Mathieu (Simonne-Mathieu Cup) for winning the Women’s doubles in the French Open 2023.
During the 2nd round(R2) of Women’s Doubles between Japan’s Miyu Kato and Indonesia’s Aldila Sutjiadi and Marie Bouzková of Czechia & Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain, the former pair was disqualified from the women’s doubles competition after Kato hit a ball down the court between points, inadvertently striking a ball girl.
- Chair umpire, Alexandre Juge issued a code violation on Sutjiadi and Kato.
Miyu Kato & Tim Pütz won the mixed doubles title at French Open 2023
Japan’s Miyu Kato and Germany’s Tim Puetz won the 2023 French Open Mixed Doubles title defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada & Michael Venus of New Zealand.
- This mark’s the first-ever Grand Slam title for both Kato and Puetz.
- The pair received the Coupe Marcel Bernard (Marcel Bernard Cup) for winning the mixed Doubles title.
Winners of French Open 2023:
|Men’s singles||Novak Djokovic(Serbia)||Casper Ruud (Norway)|
|Women’s singles||Iga Świątek(Poland)||Karolína Muchová (Czech Republic)|
|Men’s doubles||Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Austin Krajicek (USA)||Sander Gillé and|
Joran Vliegen (Belgium)
|Women’s doubles||Hsieh Su-wei(Taiwan) and Wang Xinyu (China)||Leylah Fernandez(Canada) and Taylor Townsend (USA)|
|Mixed doubles||Miyu Kato (Japan) and Tim Pütz (Germany)||Bianca Andreescu (Canada) and|
Michael Venus (New Zealand)
About French Open:
French Open is the premier clay court championship in the world and the only Grand Slam tournament currently held on clay surface.
Official name: French les Internationaux de France de Tennis(French Internationals of Tennis).
Official Sponsor: BNP Paribas