• Djokovic and Nadal clashed for a 42nd time and sixth at Roland Garros
  • Their was plenty of Spanish support for the King of Clay
  • But Rafa's quest for a ninth French Open title started badly...
  • Djokovic drawing first blood by taking the opening set 6-3
  • Mentor Boris Becker would have liked what he saw in the opening set
  • Former adversary Bjorn Borg was also in attendance
  • Nadal came back refreshed in the second set
  • And a timely break saw him level the match 7-5
  • Djokovic was beginning to feel the heat as Nadal broke early in the third
  • The Spaniard was beginning to look right at home, at his second home
  • The fist-pump was back out when Nadal won the third set 6-2
  • A change of shirt failed to revive Djokovic, who was searching for his maiden French Open crown
  • Djokovic looked beaten when he was broken in the fourth, only to hit back straight away
  • But a double fault from Novak gifted Nadal his ninth title at Roland Garros and fifth in a row
  • It's a trophy Rafa refuses to let go of

French Open - Day 15

Djokovic and Nadal clashed for a 42nd time and sixth at Roland Garros