Beijing time October 12 news, straight sets defeated Djokovic, Nadal won the 13th at Roland Garros, the number of individual Grand Slam titles increased to 20.
After the game, Nadal was the first to accept an interview with host Santoro. Regarding the match against Djokovic, the Spaniard said frankly: "I want to congratulate Novak, I am sorry that I won today. We have had many duels, each with a win. Only today I won. "
Next, Nadal thanked the family team for their continuous support. "Of course, I want to thank everyone. I have gone through all this in my career, with so many injuries, and without such a great family and team to support me. I cannot achieve these achievements. This year is very difficult. We are After experiencing extremely bad things, everyone is working hard to fight the virus. I hope everyone can unite."
When asked about tying Federer’s record of 20 titles, Nadal said: “I’m very happy. This year is indeed very difficult. It means everything to me to be here. Today I will not consider tying Roger’s record. For me, today is to win the French Open again. Roland Garros has a very important meaning in my career. I have experienced the most important moment here. I just want to thank everyone who came to the scene. This city, This stadium has the most important meaning to me."
At the awards ceremony, runner-up Djokovic first congratulated Nadal: "I want to congratulate Rafa, you can say that your entire career performance in this venue is incredible. Today you proved why you were Known as the king of clay court. For me, this is a tough game. I am not very satisfied with my performance. The better performer wins."
Then, the Serbs also mentioned the new crown epidemic. "Right now the whole world is experiencing the epidemic. But we still have the opportunity to continue our favorite sport, and I am grateful to be here to compete. I want to thank the people who made this all go smoothly."
Champion Nadal also first expressed respect for his opponent. "I want to congratulate Novak and his team, you won the Australian Open, Cincinnati and many games. I hope we can continue to compete in the future."
"I am the same as Novak, we are very lucky to be able to continue to engage in the sport we love at this challenging time." But Nadal later said. "To some extent, (because of the epidemic) I am not so happy this time. I hope that when I return next year, I will be full of seats on this beautiful covered stadium and everyone can truly enjoy the game together."