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Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer in French Open 2011

Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy during the award ceremony

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in four dramatic sets to win the French Open for the SIXTH time.

The 25-year-old Spaniard has now equalled the record for winning the competition, held by Bjorn Borg.

The game was a thrilling match with Nadal gaining a 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1 victory in three hours and 39 minutes.

Nadal has now won 10 Grand Slam titles in total and his win at Roland Garros means he keeps his ranking as number one tennis player in the world.

He said: "To win this final against one the best players in the world and in history is something which is really fantastic for me. It's one of my most beautiful dreams."


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