Nadal vs Djokovic, French Open Final: Rafa rules Roland Garros for record 7th time
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Nadal vs Djokovic, French Open Final: Rafa rules Roland Garros for record 7th time

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 22:06
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Nadal vs Djokovic, French Open Final: Rafa rules Roland Garros for record 7th timeSuyash Srivastava

Paris: The undisputed King of clay, Rafael Nadal took just 50 minutes on Day 2 to bag his seventh French Open title as he defeated the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

As it happened»

The match which was interrupted on Sunday was continued as per the scheduled time on Monday and Rafa led from the front with clean hitting and powerful forehands to outclass Djoker, who was also seeking to enter the records books.

The fourth set began at the scheduled time and Nadal broke Djokovic’s serve in the very first game to equalize scores 2-2. A light drizzle once again threatened to suspend the game at one point of time but both the players decided to continue the match.

Trailing 5-6, 30-40 Djokovic made a double fault at match point as Nadal went on his knees to experience his historic moment.

Nadal shattered Nole’s dream of becoming the third man to win four consecutive grand slams in tennis history.

In spite of the loss, Novak continues to be the World No. 1. Nadal surpassed the legendary Bjorn Borg who had won the French Open for six times.


First Published: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 15:40


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ASHISH KALSI - INDIA
Congrats NADAL....For historic win and you are the greatest player ever....
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Dr V - Ca, USA
Congrats to Rafa. What a great champion! I admire his amazing ability and his sportsmanship.
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m.mahes - coimbatore
congrats nadal for historic win the french open. i like nadal
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Suresh P K - India
I can`t agree with this suggestion. Rafa any day is undisputed in clay court. Moreover, he like Federer is a thorough gentleman and no hesitation in appreciating wher it is due.where
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Gangadhar - Gadag
Great Nadal made changes in tennis history,we expect more grand slam from uuuuuuuuuuu.....
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Madina - AICS
How, great Rafa was in the final match....he is the greatest of all!!!
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Subramani - Bangalore
A genuine tennis fan knows a thing why Rafa lost 3rd set. If it had not rained, ur so called (d)joker would have lost in 3 sets. Once it rained, the court became thicker,balls heavier, and more importantly slippery. Balls were dripping, and that was being notified to organizers but they insisted to continue. So, once the courts on Monday returned to normal, djoker started wilting,getting frustrated, banging the racquet on his head. What kind of a no 1 he is who smashes his racquet (on sunday)? Ever seen Rafa/Roger done that? now, answer who benefitted from rain, Rafa or NOVAK?
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Mukesh - Delhi
I wanted Novak to win,but Rafal is almost unbeatable at french open it seems.Congrats Nadal..
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Maidul Laskar - Kolkata
Nadal is favourite for ever in clay court
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ap.solo - chennai
RAFA IS DESERVED IT, HE IS THE MAN OF TENNIS
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