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Nadal claims his ninth French Open title


Nadal claims his ninth French Open title


Spain’s Rafael Nadal outclassed rival Novak Djokovic in four sets to claim the French Open in Paris on Sunday.

In a rematch of their 2012 title match, the world number One endured a shaky start and conceded the first set before finding his range, eventually winning through 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in three hours and 31 minutes.

Djokovic, who was aiming to complete a career Grand Slam, had the chance to send the match into a decider before a double-fault handed the championship to the Spaniard.

This result sees Nadal clinch his ninth French Open, becoming the first man to win five in a row.

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