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. For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more comprehensive coverage of the 2012 French Open, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For lots more on all things tennis, keep checking SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.