Nadal Captures 9th French Open Title

Published 06/08 2014 05:12PM

Updated 06/08 2014 05:22PM

Rafael Nadal wins the French Open title for the ninth time
Rafael Nadal wins the French Open title for the ninth time
NBC News -- Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 Sunday in the final.

Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his winning streak at the clay-court major to 35 straight.

Nadal, who will retain his place at the top of the rankings with the victory, has now won 14 Grand Slam titles, tied for second among the men with Pete Sampras. Only Roger Federer, with 17 majors, has more.

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