No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeats No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, in the finals of the 2012 French Open tennis tournament on June 11th in Paris.
The match between Djokovic and Nadal, began on Sunday but was delayed once due to rain before their match could continue.
After a second rain delay on Sunday, the match was postponed during the fourth set and was picked up again on Monday.
It was the first time a French Open Final went beyond the usual Sunday finish, since 1973.
Nadal’s victory over Djokovic improved his overall career record in French Open matches to 52-1.
The win also gave Nadal, his seventh French Open championship, surpassing Bjorne Borg for most all-time French Open titles.
Djokovic’s loss to Nadal prevented him from reaching his fourth straight Grand Slam title.
A win at the French Open would have made Djokovic the first male tennis player, since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the four major tennis tournaments consecutively.
Djokovic won Wimbledon in 2011, the U.S. Open in 2011, and the Australian Open in 2012.