French Open 2023: Novak Djokovic beats Casper Ruud to win his 23rd Grand Slam Title

Novak Djokovic achieved a remarkable milestone in men’s tennis by winning his 23rd Grand Slam title at the French Open. This victory allowed him to surpass his rival Rafael Nadal and secure the record for the most major singles trophies in men’s tennis history. Djokovic’s triumph also made him the first man to win each of the four Grand Slam tournaments at least three times. In the final, he defeated Casper Ruud with a score of 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-5, showcasing his exceptional skills on the court. With this win, Djokovic joined Serena Williams in holding the record for the most Grand Slam titles by any player in the Open Era. Furthermore, his victory propelled him back to the top spot in the world rankings.

About Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player.

  • He is currently ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  • Djokovic has been ranked world No. 1 for a record total of 388 weeks in a record 12 different years and finished as the year-end No. 1 a record seven times.
  • He has won an all-time record 23 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, including a record ten Australian Open titles.
  • Overall, he has won 94 singles titles, including a record 67 Big Titles, which comprises his record 23 majors, a record 38 Masters titles, and a joint-record six year-end championships.

Notable Achievements

  • 23 Grand Slam singles titles (most in men’s tennis history)
  • 10 Australian Open titles (most in men’s tennis history)
  • Won all Grand Slams at least 3 times
  • The only man to hold all 4 Grand Slams at once on 3 different surfaces
  • 38 Masters titles (most in men’s tennis history)
  • 6 year-end championships (tied for most in men’s tennis history)
  • 4 Olympic medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • 388 weeks ranked world No. 1 (most in men’s tennis history)
  • 12 consecutive years finishing as year-end No. 1 (most in men’s tennis history)

About French Open

The French Open, also known as Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May each year.

  • The tournament and venue are named after the French aviator Roland Garros.
  • The French Open is the premier clay court championship in the world and the only Grand Slam tournament currently held on this surface.
  • It is chronologically the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments, occurring after the Australian Open and before Wimbledon and the US Open.
  • Rafael Nadal has won the men’s singles title a record 14 times, while Serena Williams has won the women’s singles title a record 23 times.

French Open 2023

Men’s SinglesNovak DjokovicCasper Ruud
Women’s SinglesIga ŚwiątekKarolina Muchova
Men’s doublesIvan Dodig and  Austin KrajicekSander Gille and Joran Vliegen
Women’s doublesHsieh Su-Wei and Wang XinyuTaylor Towsend and Leylah Fernandez
Mixed doublesMiyu Kato and Tim PützBianca Andreescu and Michael Venus

French Open has experienced a substantial increase in its total prize money this year. The prize pool has reached an impressive €43.9 million, which marks a significant rise of 13.76 percent compared to the previous year. In light of his exceptional performance in the tournament, Novak Djokovic will be awarded prize money of €2,300,000 ($2,496,039). The runner-up, Casper Ruud, will receive a prize of €1,150,000 ($1,248,019) in recognition of his commendable efforts throughout the competition.

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Who has won the most Grand Slams in Men’s category?

Novak Djokovic holds the record for most Grand Slam titles in men’s singles with 23.

Who has won the most French Open?

Rafael Nadal has won the most French Open titles with 14. He won his first title in 2005 and his most recent title in 2022. Nadal is a clay-court specialist and his dominance at the French Open is unmatched.


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