Rahhael Nadal celebrates another victory at Roland Garros

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Rafael Nadal was delighted to hit back from his Australian Open final loss earlier this year to win a ninth French Open title at Roland Garros.Nadal maintained his phenomenal stranglehold on the year’s second grand slam by defeating Novak Djokovic in the final.Djokovic had been bidding to become only the eighth man to win all four grand slam titles but, although he won the first set, Nadal fought back to triumph 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4.The Spaniard becomes the first man to win five successive French Open titles and extended his record to a remarkable 66 matches won on the Paris clay from 67 played.He is now tied with Pete Sampras on 14 grand slam singles titles, three behind Roger Federer, while victory for Nadal also ensured he will stay world number one.Djokovic hired Boris Becker as his head coach to try to give him an extra edge at precisely these moments but he has now lost five of his last six grand slam finals.After taking victory, Nadal was quick to recall his his 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 defeat to Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open final in Melbourne in January where he needed extensive treatment on his injured back.”It’s an amazing, emotional moment for me. I lost the Australian Open final this year when I had a problem with my back. Today tennis has given me back what happened in Australia,” said Nadal.

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