Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud of Norway in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday to win the French Open for a record-extending 14th time.
Nadal, nicknamed the King of Clay for his dominance on the surface, was in imperious form hitting 37 winners and winning 82 percent of his first serve points and 77 percent of net points.
Victory means Nadal becomes the oldest male player to win the Roland Garros in the history of this tournament at 36 years and two days.
He also stretched his winning record at the event to 112 from 15 matches. Only two opponents (Novak Djokovic twice and Robin Soderling once) have managed to beat Nadal at the French Open.
It also extends his record haul of Grand Slam wins for a male tennis player to 22, two more than his rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
(Story compiled with assistance from wire reports)