This time the Spaniard nullified the artillery of Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to lift a 13th Coupe des Mousquetaires on his 100th Roland-Garros victory, to equal Roger Federer’s men's all-time leading record of 20 majors.
“It's just one of these days where you have to just say, 'chapeau, and well done',” insisted the gracious Djokovic.
Aiming to reel in Federer and Nadal’s Grand Slam haul, the emphatic manner of the defeat will hurt for the world No.1, but Djokovic was in a typically philosophical mood on Sunday evening.
The 33-year-old is full of gratitude, adamant he can reset, re-evaluate and go again, just like he has done throughout his trophy-laden career.
“I was always saying that the only constant in my life is the change. I am someone that has that kind of approach to life, to really have an open mind, open heart, learn and grow and develop my character, be as best of a human being I can possibly be,” mused the current Australian Open champion.