World No. 1 Rafael Nadal held off another challenge from great rival Novak Djokovic to claim a record extending ninth French Open title. The final scoreline was 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.
Rafa: “For me it’s amazing and emotional, I lost the final at Australia this year where I had a problem with my back and that was a hard moment. Today tennis has given me back what happened in Australia. Playing at Roland Garros is unforgettable, I want to thank everyone here. In matches like this every moment is crucial. all the points are so hard. Playing against Novak is always a big challenge for me. Every time I have a chance with him it’s because I played to my limit.” (via BBC)
Congratulations, Rafa! You have shown us why you’re the King of Clay!
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