PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer may be the world number one, but it's
Rafael Nadal who's got his number at Roland Garros.
The second-ranked Spaniard captured his third-straight French
Open title with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over the ten-time
Grand Slam champion. It marks his eighth victory over Federer in 12
career meetings and avenges a loss in Hamburg a few weeks ago that
snapped an 81-match, clay-court winning streak.
This is the third straight year Federer was attempting to become
just the sixth man to win all four Grand Slam events by hoisting
the trophy in Paris. Nadal beat him in the semifinals in 2005 and
in last year's final.
The latest loss also spoiled Federer's bid to win a fourth
consecutive major title, something last accomplished by Rod Laver