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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for ninth French Open title
Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for ninth French Open title

History both repeated itself and was made Sunday on the rust-red clay of Roland Garros. After 3 1/2 grueling hours, Novak Djokovic served trying to save championship point in the fourth set against Rafael Nadal, the undisputed king of the French Open. Two years ago, Djokovic was in the exact same position in his first final against Nadal here in the land that invented the phrase "deja-vu." And just as it happened then, the 27-year-old Serb tossed the ball in the air, swung — and double faulted. And suddenly, his great Spanish rival, the miracle of Majorca, was on his knees, head in his hands, in joy and incredulity over his 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 triumph. It was Nadal's ninth French Open...

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