Rafael Nadal lifts French Open 2013
“French Open 2013 Men’s Single Winner- Rafael Nadal”
Rafael Nadal yet again underscored that he is the prince of clay court at Roland Garros. He beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final held on 09 June 2013 (Sunday) with a margin of 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to become the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam tournament. Nadal broke the men's record for match wins at Roland Garros, where he improved to 59-1, with his lone defeat against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009. With his 12th Grand Slam title, Nadal moved into a tie for third place with Roy Emerson behind Roger Federer's 17 and Pete Sampras' 14. Despite his title the world number four Nadal will drop to fifth in the ATP rankings. This contest was also the first all-Spanish final in Paris since Albert Costa beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2002.