Nadal wins French Open

2007-06-10 18:23

Paris - Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the third year in succession on Sunday with a 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4 win over Roger Federer.

World number two Nadal displayed superior power and mental strength to overcome the world number one and become the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win three successive Roland Garros finals.

Swiss Federer, chasing the only grand slam crown to elude him, fought bravely but could not match the raw determination of the muscular Spaniard, who beat him in four sets in last year's final.

Showing signs of nerves at crucial moments and making unusual unforced errors, Federer could not stage the perfect show he would have needed and bowed out by hitting a forehand long on the first match point after three hours and 10 minutes.

AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

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