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Nadal Wins Battle For No. 1; Historic Ninth Roland Garros Crown

June 8, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Rafael Nadal will start his 139th week at No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday after he captured a historic fifth straight – and ninth overall – Roland Garros title.

Nadal temporarily ended Novak Djokovic’s hopes of returning to the summit of men’s professional tennis for the first time since 6 October 2013 with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory in Sunday’s clay-court final.

“It was very important for me to win that second set,” said Nadal. “Without that second set, I don't know if I would have this trophy with me now."

READ MORE: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/06/23/Roland-Garros-Final-Nadal-Djokovic.aspx


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