Sunday, June 5, 2011

Roland Garros 2011 - Men's Final

Rafa is once again crowned the king of the clay.  Today he beat Roger Federer in the finals of the French Open in Paris 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1.  Roger Federer, the player with the most Grand Slam titles, was defeated for the fourth time in the French final by Nadal.

With this victory Nadal tied Bjorn Borg at six for the most titles at Roland Garros. This was Rafa's 10th career Grand Slam victory.  Fed hit the final shot long and instantly Rafa dropped to his knees and covered his face.

"To win this final against one of the best players in the world and in history is something which is really fantastic for me," said Nadal, who will keep his No. 1 ranking. "It's one of my most beautiful dreams."

Rafael Nadal's record at Roland Garros is now 45-1 with a 17-8 record against Federer.  Rafa is 6-2 against Roger in Grand Slam finals.

Rafa and Fed battle for a point in the French final on Court Philippe Chatrier.
"As it often happens, he is the best on clay," Federer said. "He proved it once again."

Behind Borg, Rafa is the second youngest man to reach 10 major titles.  Also, Rafa is about six months younger than Roger was when he won his 10th major.

Against opponents other than Rafa, Fed is 14-1 in Grand Slam finals.  Roger has four loses against Nadal at RG, one at Wimbledon and one at the Aussie Open.  Federer has beat Rafa twice at Wimbledon.


  1. Wow you can see the emotion pouring out thru his pictures

  2. What an amazing match!
    I think Federer is getting older thought, because he seemed to be dominated by Nadal in every set.

  3. He owned sh!t that game, it was amazing to watch, and the pictures man, you can see just how surprised and happy he is!

  4. Yay Nadal! I was rooting for him :)

  5. Awesome, those pics are amazing :)

  6. Amazing pictures. You can tell by Rafael Nadal's body expression that a huge relieve is off his shoulders. Very cool pictures

  7. Awesome photos very emotive!