Photos: Nadal beats Djokovic for fifth consecutive French Open title

 Photos: Nadal beats Djokovic for fifth consecutive French Open title

Rafael Nadal holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open against Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium. Nadal won in four sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. AP

Djokovic had beaten Nadal in their last four meetings before the French Open final and after the win, Nadal described it as 'amazing and emotional' victory. AP

Djokovic had beaten Nadal in their last four meetings before the French Open final and after the win, Nadal described it as 'amazing and emotional' victory. AP

Nadal Sunk to his knees after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final. It was his fifth consecutive French Open title. AP

Nadal Sunk to his knees after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final. It was his fifth consecutive French Open title. AP

Nadal is congratulated by six-time winner Bjorn Borg of Sweden, right, after winning the final of the French Open final against Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium. AP

Nadal is congratulated by six-time winner Bjorn Borg of Sweden, right, after winning the final of the French Open final against Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium. AP

Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning the final of the French Open.  The 'king of clay' won it for a record ninth time. AP

Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning the final of the French Open. The 'king of clay' won it for a record ninth time. AP

After winning the first set, Novak Djokovic fought hard in the second but lost 5-7 and seemed to have run out of gas in the third, losing 2-6. AP

After winning the first set, Novak Djokovic fought hard in the second but lost 5-7 and seemed to have run out of gas in the third, losing 2-6. AP

Nadal showed why he is the best in the business. He hit back hard after losing the first set and took a 2 sets to 1 lead with some brilliant play. AP

Nadal showed why he is the best in the business. He hit back hard after losing the first set and took a 2 sets to 1 lead with some brilliant play. AP

Nadal was all over Djokovic in the third and fourth sets as he romped home 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. AP

Nadal was all over Djokovic in the third and fourth sets as he romped home 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. AP

Lauding Nadal's efforts, Djokovic said after the match, "I played at the maximum of my power, my strength, and my capability, but Rafa was the best player." AP

Lauding Nadal's efforts, Djokovic said after the match, "I played at the maximum of my power, my strength, and my capability, but Rafa was the best player." AP

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Updated Date: Jun 09, 2014 11:40:35 IST