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.|
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.