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PARIS, FRANCE(SMI-EUROPE-SPORTS-MAY 22-JUNE 05, 2022)-World-ranked #5 Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeated Casper Ruud(World#8, Norway) in 3-sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, in the 2022 French Open finals, winning his 14th French Open crown and 22nd Grand Slam title overall at Court Philippe-Chatrier, Roland-Garros in Paris, France.
With this victory, Nadal wins his 22nd mens' single title two more than Novak Djokovic(20) and Roger Federer(20) who share second place with 20, and leading the world standings with most single tennis titles in the Open Era.
Nadal wins his 14th French Open Grand-Slam after defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada) in the fourth round, the 21-Grand-Slam champion Novak Djokovic (Serbia) in the quarterfinals, Alexander Zverev from Germany in the semifinals due to an injury in the second set and overpowering Norwegian's Casper Ruud in three sets to win the 2022 French Open crown.
A sensation start from Rafael Nadal who took a 4-1, commanding lead in the first set and with an overpowering backhand and forehand won eleven straight games during the second and third set to secured the victory and becoming the oldest mens' single champion to win the French Open.
In addition to winning his 14th French Open Grand-Slam, Rafael Nadal wins the first prize of the 2022 French Open of $2,355,343 Millions while Casper Ruud gets $1,177,931 for being Runner-Up.
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