French Open champion Rafael Nadal lost the first two sets of his opening-round match at Wimbledon with 113th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium.
Rafael Nadal shook off the anxiety of a tense, wet evening in Paris just in time to defeat the world’s top-ranked tennis player and make French Open history.
Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi and Bjorn Borg , who have a combined 33 Grand Slam singles titles, will compete in the 2011 Champions Series, organized by men’s tennis senior tour.
Rafael Nadal held his head in his hands and cried after a double fault ended Novak Djokovic’s run in major tennis tournaments and handed the Spaniard a record seventh men’s French Open title.
Rafael Nadal won a record-tying sixth French Open title by beating Roger Federer at Roland Garros today, a victory that preserved his No. 1 ranking.
Six-time champion Roger Federer was upset by France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.
In his dreams, Novak Djokovic has already lifted the French Open trophy to make it four major tennis titles in a row. In reality, the No. 1-ranked player in the world has to overcome six-time champion Rafael Nadal on his favorite clay courts.
Defending French Open women’s champion Li Na was knocked out in the fourth round by qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova. Men’s six-time champion Rafael Nadal dropped two games in reaching the quarterfinals.
Rafael Nadal had little time to party after winning his fifth French Open title and regaining the No. 1 spot on the men’s tennis tour from Roger Federer .
Novak Djokovic will play Rafael Nadal in the men’s final of the French Open, each with a shot at making tennis history.
"Records are always there to be broken."
- Bjorn Borg on Jun 11, 2012