No. 2-seeded and 13-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal bested No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic in four sets to win the men's singles title in New York. Djokovic, 26, of Serbia, and Nadal, 27, of Spain, have met an Open-era best 37 times, many of them marathon duels. Ref. USAToday
Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win fifth conecutive French Open title
Nadal defeated Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 for his ninth French Open title and 14th Grand Slam. Ref. USAToday
Rafael Nadal made history at the 2017 French Open championship, becoming the first man to win 10 titles at any major.
The Spanish tennis player crushed Swiss Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros 6-2 6-3 6-1 after three years without a Grand Slam win. Nadal withdrew from last year's French Open in the tournament's first week after a wrist injury and for several years he has suffered from chronic knee issues.
Sunday's victory is Nadal's 15th overall tournament win, putting him just three championships behind Roger Federer. Ref. CNN.
Sad way to leave the tournament. No matter how skilled you are at some point in your life your body is going to tell you to slow down and you can't say no to it.