Rafael Nadal has made history by defeating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a rain-suspended men’s final at Roland Garros, sealing an Open-era record seventh French Open title. The rain-hit match had resumed on Monday with Djokovic serving at 2-1 in the fourth set, and he was immediately broken by Nadal who has now gone past Bjorn Borg at the clay-court open.
The win on Monday was Nadal’s 11th Grand Slam title, taking him to joint fourth on the all-time list of winners alongside Borg and Rod Laver. He now leads Roger Federer (16), Pete Sampras (14) and Roy Emerson (12).