By Chima Azu
Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in the final of Roland Garros in three straight sets 6-3,6-3,6-0 to clinch his 14th French Open title and his 22nd Grand Slam title.
The Spaniard had one of his easiest finals ever by being totally in control of the match. He started the first set on a positive note taking the first 2 games but Ruud got back by breaking his opponent to pull one back. Nadal held on to his serve in the remaining games and won the first set 6-3.
Ruud raised his game in the second set by holding on to his serve in the first 6 games to make it 3-3, however Nadal showed why his the best on the red surface by winning the next 3 games to end the set 6-3 to go 2 sets up.
The Real Madrid fan cruised past Ruud in the third set by breaking the Norwegian on 3 occasions and taking his serves to round up the match 6-0 to lift an groundbreaking 22 Grand Slam title and his now 2 ahead of world number one Novak Djokovic who is on 20.