Novak Djokovic admitted he was beaten by ‘a better player’ on the day after being beaten by Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros.
Nadal comprehensively demolished Djokovic 6-0. 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and draw level with Roger Federer at the top of the career Grand Slam charts.
“I want to say a huge congratulations to Rafa, your team and your family,“ Djokovic said on court after the match.
“What you are doing on this court is unbelievable and not just on this court.
“Today you showed why you are king of the clay. I have experienced it.
“I am not so pleased with the way I played but I was definitely outplayed by a better player on the court today.
“It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks. The situation is very difficult for everyone worldwide but we have the possibility to play the sport we love.
“Thank you to everyone who made this tournament possible.”