Rafael Nadal beats Casper Ruud to win 14th French Open titles

Rafael Nadal beats Casper Ruud to win 14th French Open titles: Credit to The Associated Press Photographer Thibault Camus

The French Open men’s singles final between Rafael Nadal beats Casper Ruud to win 14 French Open titles a 14th championship at Roland Garros and 22nd major trophy overall. 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.

Rafael Nadal has taken the opening set of the French Open men’s final against Casper Ruud by a 6-3 score. The match began with three consecutive breaks of serve. That put Nadal ahead 2-1. He would break again to lead 4-1. It is cloudy and breezy but there has been none of the rain predicted in the forecast.

Casper Ruud played perfect tennis for a couple of games to get the break, and Nadal made a few mistakes but Ruud can’t sustain it. Ruud led 3-1 in the second set after Nadal double-faulted to get broken at love. But Nadal righted himself to claim the next five games.

Rafael Nadal is the big favorite to extend his incredible record-setting tally of victories in Paris, but Ruud is also making history as the first Norwegian to play a Grand Slam singles final in the Open era.

There is rain in the forecast for Sunday. Court Philippe Chatrier has a retractable roof that is open to begin the match.

Casper Ruud is playing in his first Grand Slam final.