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RG: King Of Clay Reigns Again

6/12/2012Rafaholics ™


World Number 2, Rafael Nadal, made Roland Garros history on Monday, the undisputed clay court specialist defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic  6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a 2 day championship match caused by rain delays. To capture his seventh title in Paris, breaking a tie with Bjorn Borg for the most trophies in tournament history.

"For me it is a real honour. Borg is one of the greatest in history, one of the more charismatic players in history," Nadal said in a post-match interview with John McEnroe. "The comparison with the great Bjorn is fantastic. He's always been very nice to me, so I have to say thanks."

With his 11th Grand Slam crown, Nadal moves into a third-place tie with Borg for the most major singles championships in the Open Era. He also becomes just the 10th player in Open Era history to win 50 titles on the ATP World Tour, with 36 of his successes occurring on clay. Their Head to Head is now 14-19 in Rafa's favor.

 Match Point: by nishant amatya




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