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(Associated Press) Rafael Nadal holds the trophy during the award ceremony after defeating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 in the men's final of the French Open Sunday in Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

Nadal outlasts Federer to win 6th French Open title


By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer

PARIS -- Regardless of the setting or the surface, Rafael Nadal confounds Roger Federer the way no other man can.

Put the two greats of the game on opposite ends of a court in a Grand Slam final -- particularly at Roland Garros, on the red clay that Nadal rules -- and the one-sided nature of the rivalry grows even more pronounced.

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