Nadal Downs Federer, Nabs 6th Open

Takes fourth French Open against Swiss player
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 5, 2011 12:18 PM CDT
Rafael Nadal of Spain clenches his fist after scoring a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's final of the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June...   (Lionel Cironneau)
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(Newser) – Rafael Nadal won his record-equaling sixth French Open title today, beating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 in the final. It was the fourth final at Roland Garros between the two players, and the fourth won by Nadal.

With the victory, Nadal equaled Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles and earned his 10th major overall. Nadal is now 45-1 at Roland Garros, and 17-8 against Federer—including 6-2 in Grand Slam finals. Click through the photo gallery for more scenes from the match.

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