12 Jun 2012

Nadal claims seventh French Open title

5:57 am on 12 June 2012

Rafael Nadal has beaten Novak Djokovic to claim his seventh French Open tennis title.

The mens final continued on Monday after play was suspended on Sunday because of rain.

When the players left the court, Nadal led 2 sets to 1 but was down in the fourth set.

He came back to win the fourth set 7-5 and ended Djokovic's hopes of becoming the third man to win four consecutive grand slams.

Nadal's seventh French Open title means he overtakes Sweden's Bjorn Borg, who won six Roland Garros titles.