Nadal wins his 13th French Open

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Rafael Nadal hugs his trophy after winning the French Open against Novak Djokovic on Sunday.Christian Hartmann / Reuters

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal beat rival Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open title on Sunday.

The victory was the 20th Grand Slam victory for the Spaniard, tying Roger Federer’s record.

Djokovic congratulated Nadal after the players exchanged a gracious hug over the net on the famed red clay court after the match.

“What you’re doing on this court is unbelievable,” Djokovic said, acknowledging that Nadal had simply overpowered him. “Not just on this court, throughout your entire career you’ve been a great champion and today you showed why you’re King of the Clay.”

Nadal said he wanted to send a message of encouragement to the world. “We are facing one of the worst moments that I think we remember in this world, facing and fighting against this virus,” he said. “Just keep going, stay positive.”

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