Spain's Rafa Nadal entered history on Monday by beating the Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 in the final match of the French Open 2012.
Rafa Nadal is the only player to win a record seven French Open titles. He overtook Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles by beating Djokovic on Mondays final. Interetingly, Djokovic was also hoping to enter history by becoming the third man to win four consecutive Grand Slams.
It looked like Sunday was Nadal's day, as he started off strongly, convincingly winning the first two sets. However, rain disrupted the play, forcing the tournament officials to suspend the play.
Djokovic was outplayed at one staged, and he even threw down his racket onto the court in frustration. However, he returned stronger when the match resumed. He won the third set and was looking solid when the rain disrupted again. The match was suspended and postponed to Monday.
When the match resumed on Monday, the fourth set was heading for a tie-break when Nadal set for a break point. Djokovic gave away the title with a double fault and Nadal was on his knees following the win.
French Open 2012 is Nadal's 11th Grand Slam. Roger Federer holds the record of highest number of Grand Slams with 16 titles.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, who became the sixth male player to win three Grand Slams in a calendar year, was denied to share the record of winning four consecutive majors with emulating Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969).