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06-06-2011, 01:42 AM #1
Nadal wins French Open, equals Borg's record
Rafael Nadal held off a fightback from Roger Federer to win a record-levelling sixth title at the French Open Sunday as he beat the Swiss 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-1 in a final which was briefly interrupted by rain.
Top seed Nadal moved alongside Bjorn Borg, who won six titles at Roland Garros between 1974 and 1981. Federer has not beaten Nadal in five meetings at the event, with the Spaniard winning finals from 2006-2008 and getting the better off Federer in a 2005 semifinal.
Nadalís victory saved his world number one ranking and keeps Novak Djokovic from seizing the top honour for a first time. Federer remains third....being a human...