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Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open win streak

Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open win streak

There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished. Thoroughly outplaying the best there's ever been on red clay, Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open winning streak Wednesday by beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal, 7-5, 6-3, 6-1. "A match," Djokovic said, "that I will remember for a long time." It's only Nadal's second defeat in 72 career matches at Roland Garros — and second in 95 best-of-five-set matches anywhere on the surface. The other came in the fourth round in Paris in 2009...

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