On Sunday at French Open, Novak Djokovic wins the third French Open title of his career.
Also, It is Novak Djokovic’s record 23rd Grand Slam title—more than any other men’s tennis player.
In the final of the French Open 2023, Novak Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6 (7/1), 6-3, 7-5.
“I’m really delighted to be here to share this special moment in my career with you,” Djokovic told the crowd after winning the match.
“A coincidence that I’ve won my 23rd Grand Slam here in Paris, this tournament has always been the hardest to win for me so I’m very emotional right now, it means a lot to me.”
“I’ve experienced a lot of things on the court and off the court. I’m really honoured to be here on this special court. Thanks for your energy today and throughout the tournament.”
“Obviously a Grand Slam is a Grand Slam,” said Djokovic at the trophy ceremony. “The four biggest tournaments that we have in our sport. Every single player dreams of being on this stage and winning the trophy at least once in their career. I’m beyond fortunate in my life to win 23 times, it’s an incredible feeling.”
After victory in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic becomes world no.1 again. Novak Djokovic also become the oldest French Open champion at the age of 36 years and 20 days.
Novak Djokovic becomes the first male tennis player who wins to win all four Grand Slam events at least three times.
Casper Ruud played really well in the first set. But after being trailed 1-4 in the first set Novak Djokovic make a strong comeback and win the set into a tie-break.
“Another day, another record for you,” Casper Ruud said at the trophy ceremony. “And another day you rewrite tennis history. It’s tough to explain how incredible it is and how good you are, and what an inspiration you are to so many people around the world.”
“Congratulations to you and your team. I know this tastes probably the best out of all [of your major titles]… I’m happy I’m the first one to congratulate you here, from this stage.”