French Open 2012: Rafael Nadal Defeats Novak Djokovic In Four Sets

Rafael Nadal once again proved he can not be stopped on clay after he defeated top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 this morning in the final of the French Open.

After yesterday's stoppage of play left him down 1-2 in the fourth set, Nadal started off the day strong, taking the first two games of the day to take a 3-2 lead over the Serbian. Both players held serve until 6-5, where a couple of errors by Djokovic gave Nadal break and match point. All Nadal had to do was stand there as Djokovic double faulted to give Nadal the title.

With his seventh championship today at Roland Garros, Nadal passed Bjorn Borg for the most French Open titles in the open era. With Nadal still going strong and no one else beside Borg within four titles of the Spaniard, Nadal should hold that recognition for the near future.

For more on the 2012 French Open, stay tuned to this StoryStream on SB Nation Tampa Bay. For all the latest tennis news, make sure to stop by the SB Nation Tennis Hub Page for complete coverage from Roland Garros.

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