Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rafael Nadal - French Open 2011 Champion

The King of Clay Rafael Nadal conquers French Open for the sixth time beating Swiss master Roger Federer to seal a place in the history equalling the legendary Bjorn Borg's record of six Roland Garros titles.
This is the news that would be going in the televisions, news papers, websites and blogs for the next few days...

Spaniard Rafael Nadal with the French Open 2011 Trophy

Nadal's trademark pose - biting the French Open Trophy

In one of the greatest French Open finals, Rafael Nadal called on every ounce of his talent, athleticism and courage to down the Fedex - Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 and boy what a contest it was...

With this victory, the Spaniard Nadal pocketed his 10th Grand Slam and retain the world number one ranking.  Nadal's 10 titles consist of six French Opens, two Wimbledons, one US Open and one Australian Open.

The two champions and future legends of tennis - Nadal and Federer posing after a grueling final contest at Roland Garros 

Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Federer in finals of 2011 French Open Grandslam

"It's very special to equal the six French Opens of Bjorn Borg - it's an honour to be compared to Borg," stated the 25-year-old Spaniard.

Nadal celebrates after winning the French Open title for the sixth time

"To win this kind of title is always satisfying. But sometimes when you fight a lot to win, when you try your best in every moment to change the situation, it makes the title more special" said Nadal

Top seeded Rafael Nadal's reaction after equalling Bjorn Borg's record of 6 French Open titles

Roger Federer congratulates Nadal after the later won the French Open 2011 beating Federer

Federer, contesting a Grand Slam final for the first time since the 2010 Australian Open, was pleased with his display but knew things could have turned out much better.

Rafael Nadal slumps in the locker room with his French Open Trophy after a grueling finals against Roger Federer

Congrats Rafael Nadal for this special record victory of French Open title... Being a Federer fan, its a bit sad to accept it but let me say that you are giving a great competition to Federer and you both are a legends in tennis already... All the best for more such contests in the future..

Pictures courtesy: Roland Garros site

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