Once again, Nadal proves indestructible on the French Open clay

Sunday June 8th, 2014
Rafael Nadal took down Novak Djokovic and hoisted the Musketeers' Trophy for a record ninth time.

Game-by-game analysis of Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic in French Open final

Novak Djokovic came up short of his first French Open title and his career Grand Slam.
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Then again, beating Nadal at Roland Garros in a best-of-five match is tennis' ultimate task. Only one man has done it in the past decade. Otherwise Nadal has been indestructible. Conditions and distrations and niggling injuries and an absence of momentum coming in? None of it matters. Bless Roland Garros and his aerial derring-do a century ago; but they should just rechristen the joint in Nadal's honor. Put simply: he owns it.

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