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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

(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.

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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. (Read more French Open stories.)

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