World No.1 Rafael Nadal of Spain claimed his tenth French Open title and tenth Grand Slam title defeating Roger Federer in a thrilling match to equal the record of Bjorn Borg’s six titles. This is the fourth time Nadal has beaten Roger Federer in the final at Roland Gaross, continuing his undisputed reign as the “King of Clay”. He now has a 45-1 all time at the tournament with his only defeat coming to Robin Soderling in 2009.
The four set thriller looked as if it was going in Federer’s favor when he led the first set 5-2 with a set point, but Nadal never looked back and went on to win the set 7-5 saving the set point.
Nadal at the age of 25 is considered as one of the greatest ever tennis players in history. He is one of the few players to win a career slam and the only one to have a “golden slam” meaning an Olympic gold medal as well.
He has won 4 of the last five Grand Slams and will head to Wimbledon to defend his title and another chance to claim a “Rafa Slam”