Nadal eclipses Borg feat
Rafael Nadal made history by recording his seventh French Open title with a 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 win over Novak Djokovic on Monday.
Play had been suspended on Sunday due to rain with the players returning to Roland Garros with the Spaniard leading by two sets to one, with Djokovic a break up in the fourth. However, Nadal started well and recovered the break immediately before the pair remained on serve through to 5-4. There was a brief rain delay as Djokovic was serving to stay in the match and, although he kept his composure to hold then, Nadal struck in the Serbian's next service game, gleefully accepting the double fault gift at match point. The 'King of Clay' has now surpassed the great Swede Bjorn Borg's record to stand alone in the history books on seven Paris titles. "It's an honour but the most important thing is this tournament. It's unforgettable, one of the most special moments in my career," Nadal said afterwards. "For me, this tournament is the most special tournament in the world." The world number two has now recorded his 11th Grand Slam title with only Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Roy Emerson holding more.