Perennial French Open champion Rafael Nadal overcame late resistance from Novak Djokovic to roar to a 6-0 6-2 7-5 success in the final at Roland Garros as he claimed the Coupe des Mousquetaires in Paris for the 13th time. 

It will be a brave waiter who offers Djokovic a bagel for breakfast tomorrow morning, with a hungry Nadal serving up just that in the opening set against his out-of-sorts rival. 

The first set statistics didn't paint a pretty picture for the Serb against an opponent who may come to regard those six games as his greatest masterpiece on the famous red clay. 

Nadal recorded two aces and no double faults, while Djokovic's numbers on serve were the exact opposite.  

The Spaniard landed 76% of his first serves, earning points on 67% of them. Against the greatest claycourter of them all, the Djokovic first serve found the target just 42% of the time and when it did, he won a paltry 27% of the points. 

Djokovic did enjoy more success than his opponent on forays to the net, with his volleys winning him rare points on four of his six visits. 

Nadal's unforced error count for the first set was truly remarkable, with a grand tally of two, while his opponent – forced to play more aggressively than is his wont – registered 13. 

The 6-0 scoreline was just the second time a bagel had been recorded in their 56 previous matches and those who anticipated a tight affair due to the cool conditions and heavy balls were left scratching their heads. 

Djokovic had to save three break points in the first game in the second set to even get one game on the scoreboard, but his Spanish opponent quickly resumed normal service and sauntered to the second set with ease. 

The third set was a far more competitive affair, but a series of errors saw Nadal snatch a 3-2 lead with a break of serve. 

However, Djokovic replied with a break of his own, much to the delight of a sparse crowd that longed for more entertainment. 

Disaster struck for the world number one with the set tied at 5-5 as a double fault left the the Pearl of Manacor serving for the match, and he duly capitalised, hammering down an ace to make more history in the City of Light.  

Nadal's 13th title at Roland Garros came without the concession of a set, an all the more impressive feat considering Djokovic had been undefeated in matches which he had completed in 2020. 

The win gave the 34-year-old his 20th major, which puts him level with Roger Federer at the top of the all-time grand slam titles standings, with Djokovic still stuck on 17. 

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Nadal said afterwards: "Congrats to Novak for another great tournament. In Australia you killed me, today was for me. That's part of the game. We’ve played plenty of times together – one day one wins, another the other.

"A very tough year, but to win here means everything to me. I don’t think today about the 20th to equal Roger, to me today is just a Roland Garros victory.

"I spent here most of the most important moments in my tennis career. I just can say thank you very, very much everybody here, all the organisation, the crowd – to just play here is a true inspiration and the love story I have with this city and this tournament is unforgettable."

A humbled Djokovic said: "I don't have much to say but that I was completely overplayed by Rafa.

"I felt well throughout the entire tournament. I thought I was in great form. Certainly I could have played better, especially in the first two sets. But he did surprise me with the way he was playing, the quality of tennis he was producing, the level.

"He’s phenomenal. He played a perfect match, especially in the first two sets.

"The third set I managed to come back. I kind of found my groove on the court. Had my chance, didn’t use them. He closed out the match."

"It’s just one of these days where you have to say 'chapeau, and well done'."