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Last Updated: Sunday, 8 June, 2003, 11:56 GMT 12:56 UK
French Open: Men's final
Martin Verkerk reaches to play a backhand
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Martin Verkerk makes the worst possible start to his first Grand Slam final, losing his serve in the opening game
Juan Carlos Ferrero hits a backhand return during the final
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Juan Carlos Ferrero begins the match at lightning pace, breezing through the first set to win it 6-1
Martin Verkerk concentrates as he plays a forehand
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Verkerk improves in the second set as both players earn a break each in the first four tightly-contested games
Security guards chase a streaker off the court
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A streaker interrupts play during the second set but is soon chased off the court by Roland Garros security guards
Juan Carlos Ferrero looks at the ground as he hits a backhand
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A much tighter set sees third seed Ferrero eventually take it 6-3 to establish a substantial two-set lead
Martin Verkerk holds his head in frustration after losing a point
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Dutchman Verkerk sees a series of line calls go against him to add to his frustration, but he continues to make Ferrero work
Juan Carlos Ferrero reaches to play a backhand
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Ferrero maintains his strangehold on the match in the third set, breaking Verkerk twice to move within one game of the title
Juan Carlos Ferrero clenchs his fists and sinks to his knees after winning the French Open
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Ferrero eventually overcomes the challenge of Verkerk as he wraps up a 6-1 6-3 6-2 triumph and his first Grand Slam crown
Martin Verkerk stands with tears in his eyes after losing in the final
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Unseeded Verkerk almost quit tennis 18 months ago and, despite defeat, can reflect on a superb run at Roland Garros
Juan Carlos Ferrero plays a forehand
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The Spaniard atones for his poor showing in last year's final with a dominant display his opponent could not match



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