Nadal Bites Federer (Again) at Garros

Spaniard wins French Open number trois, ends Roger's streak
By Greg Atwan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2007 4:12 PM CDT
Nadal Bites Federer (Again) at Garros
Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophy after the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 10, 2007. Nadal won 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Spain's Rafael Nadal sealed a threepeat at Roland Garros today—the first player since Bjorn Borg to achieve the feat. Lionized hardcourt phenom Roger Federer fell for a third straight year to Nadal, who is still undefeated at the French Open with a sacré blu-worthy 21 straight victories.

The Swiss Federer, who remains #1 in the world, once again showed signs of struggle on the terre battue, falling behind early and eventually dropping 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 25-year-old has won 10 Grand Slams, including 6 of the last 8, but has yet to pick up a cup at the French; he's also 54-0 over two years against all Grand Slam opponents besides Nadal, but 0-2 to his Spanish nemesis. (Read more Rafael Nadal stories.)

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