Top seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain equalled Bjorn Borg's landmark of six French Open crowns on Sunday defeating his old rival Roger Federer again in the French Open men's singles final 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-1.
It was an awesome show of powerful tennis on a humid day on court Philippe Chatrier when the old rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer came face to face once again in the French Open men's singles final on Sunday.
Reigning champion Nadal fell 5-2 behind as he was outplayed by Federer for the first seven games. But the super Spaniard reeled off five games in a row, including saving a set point.
The match was suspended because of rain with the Spanish top seed leading 7-5 7-6. Play had lasted one hour 55 minutes when rain began to fall for the first time in the two-week tournament to send the players back to the locker room.
In the third set, Federer came back and with some vicious strikes, he clinches the third set. But that was not enough for the Swiss star to stop Rafa. It was all Nadal in the fourth and final set in which Federer could manage to win only one game. Nadal finished the set 6-1 and won the clay-court title for six times, equalling former tennis player Bjorn Borg.