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French Open 2012: Nadal Knocks Off Djokovic In Final

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 on Monday to claim his record seventh French Open championship. Nadal once again had to fight the rain that had plagued the final, but neither the weather nor Djokovic would be any match for the man who will likely go down in history as the greatest clay court player of all-time.

Djokovic, meanwhile, was halted in his quest to win his fourth straight Grand Slam, a feat that was being dubbed "The Novak Slam." Nadal, though, had been in this position before: in both 2006 and 2007 he claimed French Open titles over Roger Federer when the latter was looking to put the finishing touches on his own personal Slam.

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