Rafael Nadal has won his record seventh French Open title after ruthlessly snuffing out Novak Djokovic's comeback to win 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a rain-affected final.
After rain disrupted the match yesterday, play resumed today with Nadal leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2. His uncharacteristic wobble late on Sunday had fuelled Djokovic's belief and the Serb had won eight games in a row before Nadal managed to clinch one just before the inclement weather forced the players off court definitively.
The Spaniard broke back in the first game of the day today however, and then piled pressure on an unsettled Djokovic.
The Serb finally folded with a double fault to hand Nadal an 11th Grand Slam title.
Having drawn level with Bjorn Borg on six Roland Garros titles last year, the victory gave Nadal sole ownership of the landmark, and the 26-year-old is likely to have plenty of opportunities to stretch further clear.
The only three men to have more Grand Slam victories - Roger Federer with 16, Pete Sampras on 14 and Roy Emerson on 12 - will also now be in his sights.