Novak Djokovic stunned the Tennis world after deeming world number one Rafael Nadal to his first clay-court defeat in almost two years in the final of the Madrid Open.
The fact that it was a straight sets victory makes it even more special for the world number two who also extended his own unbeaten start to 2011 season as he won his 32nd consecutive match.
The Serbian battled to a 7-5 6-4 victory at the Caja Magica, giving himself the second best start to a season behind John McEnroe's 42-unbeaten run in 1984. It makes for a really interesting French Open as it was thought that Djokovic's perfect record would come to an end at the hands of Nadal on his favourite surface.
Djokovic collected a prize money of 590,000 euros ($824,200), while Nadal got a cheque of 275,000 euros.
In the presentation ceremony, Djokovic said, First of all to Rafa bad luck today. It's always a big challenge to play you, you are a great champion. Hopefully we can have many more matches.
Nadal, on his part, replied, Well done to you and your team. What you are doing this year is really unbelieveable.