Nadal Finishes Off Djokovic for Seventh French Open Title
Rafael Nadal, the defending champion at Roland Garros, defeated Novak Djokovic on Monday to become the first man to win seven French Open singles titles.
Roger Federer avoids Rafael Nadal's fate at Wimbledon
A day after No. 2 Rafael Nadal's second-round upset loss, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has to rally from two sets down to beat Julien Benneteau. No. 1 Novak Djokovic drops a set but wins. WIMBLEDON, England — A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 — six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic — found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.
Trends, stories to watch at Wimbledon
It's a quick turnaround from the French Open to Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova rolled through the draws on the red clay of Roland Garros, but the Wimbledon grass is a different game. Some of the top players head to the All England Lawn Tennis Club without any matches on grass this season, while others chose to hit some tuneups. So what's the scoop on the third major of the year? The SI.com tennis team breaks it down.
Rafael Nadal prevails in turf war for seventh French Open title
The Spanish clay-court master defeats No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, in the completion of a final postponed Sunday because of rain. Nadal's seven titles are a men's record at French Open. PARIS -- Only one man could answer history's summons to the court at Roland Garros on Monday, and his name had been engraved on the winner's trophy six times already.
Rafael Nadal wins record seventh French Open
PARIS — Rain or shine, clay or mud, Sunday or Monday, Rafael Nadal rules Roland Garros. The man they call “Rafa” won his record seventh French Open title Monday, returning a day after getting rained out to put the finishing touches on a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic. He denied Djokovic in his own quest for history — the “Novak Slam.”