Monday, June 11, 2012

Record 7th French Open title for Nadal

Rafael Nadal is the ultimate King of Clay. Today, he conquered his seventh title at Roland Garros (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012), and overcomes Bjorn Borg's record of 6 tournaments.

Novak Djokovic was a tough battler, but wasn't able to climb "Mount Everest Rafa", as someone said. The quality of the tennis in this final was breathtaking! Both players did an amazing job, but Nadal was stronger and more aggressive and got the 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5.

The rain played an important role in this match, with a few suspensions that in the overall picture were more harmful to Novak than to Rafa. The balls got heavier, the drops of water got into the players eyes and the breaks gave them too much time to think about the importance of the match. Minor details maybe when faith sets its course. Rafael Nadal's name was written in seventh heaven. Congratulations Rafa!

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