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Nadal Wins Record Eighth French Open Title by Defeating Ferrer

June 09, 2013

Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer in the French Open final to become the first man in tennis history to win the same Grand Slam event eight times.

Nadal defeated his friend and fellow Spaniard 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on a cold, rainy day on the main Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros in Paris. The second set was interrupted twice by protestors at the main court. The players stopped when people seated high in the stands started chanting, and then a man with a flare attempted to get onto court. Security was able to tackle him and drag him away before he could reach Nadal.

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