Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Rafael Nadal has had too many great moments at the French Open to count. This one may have been his best. 

Nadal destroyed Novak Djokovic in a 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 romp in Sunday’s French Open final, taking home his record 13th championship at Roland Garros and tying Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam championships in tennis history.

“What you’re doing on this court is unbelievable,” Djokovic said to Nadal on the court after the match. “Not just on this court, throughout your entire career you’ve been a great champion and today you showed why you’re King of the Clay. I’ve experienced it on my own skin.”

The Spaniard will take home a $1.9 million purse for his victory, with Djokovic bringing in $941,296. Darren Rovell of The Action Network had updated career earnings for Nadal, Federer and Djokovic.

While most favored Nadal in the hyped head-to-head, no one expected the straight evisceration that played out. Nadal knocked Djokovic out of sync from the opening game, with the Serb losing 6-0 in a Grand Slam final for the first time in his career.

The momentum never even came close to shifting in Djokovic’s favor. He broke Nadal just once in five opportunities while giving up seven breaks on 18 chances of his own. 

It was a quintessentially dominant performance from Nadal, making the world’s top-ranked player look like no tougher test than a first-round opponent.

Djokovic entered the final putting together one of the more impressive runs of tennis in recent history. He entered with a 37-1 overall record for the season, with that one loss

Swiss Skydiver (4), with Robby Albarado aboard, wins the 145th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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A month ago, Authentic was the Kentucky Derby spoiler in a thrilling head-to-head faceoff with Tiz the Law. 

Swiss Skydiver gave Authentic a taste of its own medicine Saturday. The filly outlasted Authentic by a neck to take home the 2020 Preakness Stakes, concluding the Triple Crown cycle with three different winners for each race.  

Swiss Skydiver is the first filly to win a Triple Crown race since Rachel Alexandria in 2009 and just the 12th in horse racing’s history. Six fillies have won the Preakness, making it the likeliest Triple Crown race to produce a female winner.

2020 Preakness Stakes Finish/Payout

1. Swiss Skydiver ($600,000)
2. Authentic ($200,000)
3. Jesus’ Team ($110,000)
4. Art Collector ($60,000)
5. Max Player ($30,000)
6. Excession
7. Mr. Big News
8. Thousand Words
9. NY Traffic
10. Pneumatic
11. LiveYourBeastLife

“Just a real honor to be around a horse like this,” trainer Kenny McPeek told reporters after the reace. “It’s a special moment.”

Swiss Skydiver and Authentic turned in a classic head-to-head battle, with no other horse coming within 10 lengths of the two. Swiss Skydiver was able to get to the inside rail after Authentic jockey John Velazquez moved to the outside and took advantage to take the lead in the final stretch and hold off the Bob Baffert-trained colt.

Jesus’ Team, who came into the race as a 40-1 underdog, finished third. Art Collector turned in a disappointing effort to finish fourth. Many considered Art Collector as the best challenger to Authentic with Tiz the Law sitting out the final leg of the Triple