After two rain delays halted the championship game of the French Open yesterday in Paris, Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic this morning on the clay courts at Roland Garros in a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 game. Spain's Nadal is the first tennis player to win seven French Open titles in the men's singles match.
Vying for this championship title provided Serbia's Djokovic with the chance to be the first man since 1969 to hold all four majors -- Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Australian Open, French Open. Djokovic already had the first three under his belt (having even beat Nadal at Wimbledon) but he couldn't cinch the deal in Paris.
Twitter took to celebrating Rafa's victory, sending "7th French Open" and #HIS7ORY trending Worldwide.
— Rafael Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 11, 2012
Congratulations to Rafael Nadal for claiming his 7th French Open and 11th Grand Slam title. One of tennis' great sports ambassadors. #tennis — Roger Federer(@FedererNews) June 11, 2012
Nadal wins his 7th French Open title after Djokovic hits a DF on Match Point. Nadal is crying. It doesn't matter if it rains anymore. — Tennis Connected (@TennisConnected) June 11, 2012
Congrats Rafa! King of Clay! King of Roland Garros! #vamos7twitter.com/RafaelNadalFC/…
— Rafael Nadal(@RafaelNadalFC) June 11, 2012
Djokovic on his and Nadal's rivalry: "We are young and hopefully can have many more battles over the next years." #RG12
— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2012
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