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Champ at 19, champ at 36: Nadal earns 14th French Open title

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-05 22:36:40-04

Rafael Nadal beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the French Open final for his 14th championship at Roland Garros and 22nd Grand Slam title overall.

Those add to two records Nadal already owned. His victory on Sunday came two days after his 36th birthday and made him the oldest title winner in the history of the clay-court tournament. The Spaniard's first triumph there came in 2005 at age 19. No man or woman ever has won the singles trophy at any major event more than his 14 in Paris. And no man has won more Grand Slam titles than Nadal.

The eighth-seeded Ruud is a 23-year-old from Norway who was participating in his first major final.