Nadal defends Roland Garros title
World No.1 Rafael Nadal has successfully defended his French Open crown after beating arch-rival Roger Federer in the final.
ґFederer had a great start to the match, breaking his Spanish opponent to take a 3-0 lead. But Nadal managed to come back into the game and eventually snatched the opener, 7-5.
The second set was an even tighter encounter, with Nadal taking the upper hand only in the tie break, which he won 7-3.
Nadal looked in command, enjoying a 4-2 advantage in the third set, but this time it was Federer who displayed his character, producing fantastic tennis to get one set back, 7-5.
But it was to be all the Swiss star could achieve on the day. It was one-way traffic in the fourth set as Nadal proved that he was the better man on the day, winning 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-1.
It was the sixth career success at Roland Garros for the Spaniard, which sees him equal the record of the legendary Bjorn Borg.