Skip to comments.Rafael Nadal triumphs over Novak Djokovic to win record ninth French Open title
Posted on 06/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 to win his ninth French Open title.
What a disappointing end for Djokovic, who falls behind on his service game and double-faults on Championship Point. Nadal falls to his knees in celebration.
Djokovic is sitting in his chair in disbelief, shaking his head and staring off into space.
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* Nadal is the first man to win five consecutive titles in the French Open
* Nadal now owns 14 Grand Slam titles, tying him with Pete Sampras in second place on the all-time list behind only Roger Federer. The Swiss has 17. But he’s only 28 and has many years ahead of him.
* Nadal and Federer have played 33 times, most recently in the 2014 Australian Open Semi-finals, and Nadal leads their nine-year-old rivalry 2310.
Not until he wins all four grand slams in the same year...like Rod Laver (who did it twice) and Don Budge (who did it as an amatuer before the open era).
He’s the greatest clay tennis player for sure —
One day they will have to rename that stadium for him.
The French doing that for a Spaniard?
I. Don’t. Think. So.
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