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Last Updated: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 11:23 GMT 12:23 UK
French Open men's final photos

Swiss fans

Swiss fans make their presence felt ahead of Roger Federer's much-anticipated clash with Rafael Nadal

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn

Actors Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are among the expectant crowd on Phillipe Chatrier Court

Rafael Nadal

Defending champion Nadal misses two break points in the first game and is made to pay the price

Roger Federer

Federer finds his best form to race through a one-sided opening set 6-1

Rafael Nadal

Nadal finally earns a break early in the second set and goes on to dominate, levelling things with 6-1 set of his own

Roger Federer

Federer is 0-40 up on Nadal's serve at 2-1 in the third set but is left to rue a missed opportunity

Rafael Nadal

Nadal then breaks the world number one in the next game and goes on to take the third set 6-4

Rafael Nadal

Nadal has the bit between his teeth now and goes a break up in the fourth set, leaving him serving to retain his title

Roger Federer

But buoyed by a partisan crowd, Federer battles back to break Nadal and force a fourth-set tiebreak

Rafael Nadal

However, the young Spaniard will not be denied and is overcome with joy after clinching a four-set win

Rafael Nadal

After his 60th straight win on clay, Nadal says au revoir to Roland Garros, where he has never been beaten



SEE ALSO
Men's singles draw
26 May 06 |  Tennis
Women's singles draw
26 May 06 |  Tennis
French Open schedule
27 May 06 |  Tennis
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