A really emotional victory for Rafa who dominated Robin Soderling in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-4. Nadal captured his fifth Roland Garros crown, his 7th Grand Slam title.

He remains undefeated on clay this year, and he also reclaimed the number one ranking, denying his biggest rival Roger Federer the all time record for weeks at No. 1

Rafa’s Grand Slam titles:
You can click on the column to sort by year, championship, surface…

Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
2005 French Open Clay Mariano Puerta 6–7(6), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5
2006 French Open (2) Clay Roger Federer 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(4)
2007 French Open (3) Clay Roger Federer 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2008 French Open (4) Clay Roger Federer 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
2008 Wimbledon Grass Roger Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–7(8), 9–7
2009 Australian Open Hard Roger Federer 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(3), 3–6, 6–2
2010 French Open Clay Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Nike 2010 Roland Garros Pack – Rafael Nadal

Nike 2010 Roland Garros Pack – Rafael Nadal

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Robin Soderling and Rafael Nadal will meet tomorrow for a rematch of last year’s fourth round. It will be the second straight French Open final for the Swede who was defeated by Roger Federer in 2009. As for Rafa, he’ll try to capture his fifth Roland Garros crown.

Soderling’s path to the final:

Round Opponent Score
R1 Laurent Recouderc 6–0, 6–2, 6-3
R2 Taylor Dent 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
R3 Albert Montanes 6-4, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
R4 Marin Cilic 6–4, 6-4, 6–2
QF Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
SF Tomas Berdych 6–3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Nadal’s path to the final:

Round Opponent Score
R1 Gianni Mina 6–2, 6–2, 6-2
R2 Horacio Zeballos 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
R3 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
R4 Thomaz Bellucci 6–2, 7-5, 6–4
QF Nicolas Almagro 7-6(2), 7-6(3), 6-4
SF Jurgen Melzer 6–2, 6-3, 7-6(6)

A really good 30 minutes report about Steffi Graf and Agassi and their respective Roland Garros win in 1999. Interviews are in english, commentary in french, if you need translation just ask me. Enjoy!

– Andre Agassi reached the French Open final 3 times for 2 losses and 1 win

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1990 French Open Clay Andres Gomez 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1991 French Open (2) Clay Jim Courier 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1999 French Open Clay Andrei Medvedev 1–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4

– Steffi reached 9 Roland Garros, for 3 losses and 6 wins:

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1987 French Open Clay Martina Navrátilová 6–4, 4–6, 8–6
Winner 1988 French Open (2) Clay Natalia Zvereva 6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 1989 French Open Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–6(6), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1990 French Open (2) Clay Monica Seles 7–6(6), 6–4
Runner-up 1992 French Open (3) Clay Monica Seles 6–2, 3–6, 10–8
Winner 1993 French Open (3) Clay Mary Joe Fernandez 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 1995 French Open (4) Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–5, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 1996 French Open (5) Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–7(4), 10–8
Winner 1999 French Open (6) Clay Martina Hingis 4–6, 7–5, 6–2

Francesca Schiavone à propos Sam Stosur: “She’s very strong, great power. She improves so mentally, physically a lot.
I think will be very tough and very close match, and will be a lot of tactics in the court. I think like this.”

Sam Stosur about Francesca Schiavone: “I think, you know, it’s a final. It’s a different situation and everything else. I mean, who knows what’s gonna happen? I think it’s whoever can handle it better on the day. And then like I said before, maybe keep it about the tennis and they’ll probably have a good shot at winning.”

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