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French Open 2023: Novak Djokovic beats Casper Ruud

French Open 2023

Novak Djokovic won his men’s-record 23rd Grand Slam title with a victory over Casper Ruud in French Open Final. Djokovic broke a tie with rival Rafael Nadal for the most major singles trophies in the history of men’s tennis. The Serb moves into the outright lead of men’s majors ahead of Rafael Nadal. He also becomes the first man to win all four majors at least three times. By winning his 23rd Slam title at the French Open beating Norwegian world No. 4 Casper Ruud 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5 in the final. Djokovic broke away from Rafael Nadal in the men’s pecking order. Joining Serena Williams on the most Slam count by any player in the Open Era, he also became the first man to win all the Majors at least thrice.

This year, the Roland Garros tournament or French open has seen a significant increase in the total prize money, reaching an impressive €43.9 million. This reflects a notable rise of 13.76 percent compared to the previous year. As a result of his outstanding performance at the tournament, Djokovic will be awarded a prize money of €2,300,000 ($2,496,039), which is a 4.55 percent increase from the amount given twelve months ago. The runner-up, Casper Ruud, will receive €1,150,000 ($1,248,019) as a recognition of his commendable efforts in the competition.

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List of Winners French Open 2023:

Title Winner Runner up
Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Casper Ruud
Women’s Singles Iga Świątek Karolina Muchova
Men’s doubles Ivan Dodig and  Austin Krajicek Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen
Women’s doubles Hsieh Su-Wei and Wang Xinyu Taylor Towsend and Leylah Fernandez
Mixed doubles Miyu Kato and Tim Pütz Bianca Andreescu and Michael Venus

The History of the French Open: A Century of Tennis Excellence

  • The French Open is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and it has been held annually since 1891. The tournament was originally known as the French Championships, and it was only open to French players or foreign players who were members of a French club. In 1925, the tournament was opened to all players, and it has been one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world ever since.
  • The French Open is played on clay courts, which are slower than the grass courts of Wimbledon and the hard courts of the US Open. This makes for a more strategic and physical game, and it has led to some of the most exciting and memorable matches in tennis history.
  • Some of the greatest tennis players of all time have won the French Open, including Bjorn Borg, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, and Steffi Graf. The tournament has also been a showcase for up-and-coming players, and it has helped to launch the careers of many future champions.
  • The French Open is more than just a tennis tournament. It is a celebration of French culture and history, and it is a cherished tradition for millions of people around the world.

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