I'm not targeting Roger Federer's record, says Rafael Nadal
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I'm not targeting Roger Federer's record, says Rafael Nadal

Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal said in an interview published on Tuesday that he is not setting his sights on Roger Federer's record of 17 Grand Slam titles, despite claiming his 12th at Roland Garros last weekend.

Rafael Nadal drops from fourth to fifth in ATP rankings despite French Open triumph
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Rafael Nadal drops from fourth to fifth in ATP rankings despite French Open triumph

Nadal only retained the ranking points he earned by winning last year's French Open, while Ferrer gained points by reaching his first Grand Slam final.

Spanish media hail Rafael Nadal's historic success
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Spanish media hail Rafael Nadal's historic success

Rafael Nadal smiled back from the front pages of Spanish newspapers on Monday, after he lifted his record eighth French Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over compatriot David Ferrer.

I will check my body and hope to be ready for Wimbledon, says Rafael Nadal
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I will check my body and hope to be ready for Wimbledon, says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal's stirring comeback from a career-threatening knee injury was crowned at the French Open on Sunday when he won the Roland Garros title for a record eighth time to move into joint third place in the all-time list of Grand Slam winners on 12.

French Open: Weather gods unkind to David Ferrer
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French Open: Weather gods unkind to David Ferrer

Rain and unseasonally cold temperatures in the French capital were the last thing the 31-year-old Spaniard wanted to see for his first Grand Slam final in what was his 42nd attempt.

Makarova and Vesnina win French Open women's doubles title
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Makarova and Vesnina win French Open women's doubles title

It was a first Grand Slam title for the Russian pair and it was the first time they had beaten the Italians in five attempts, their last encounter being a semi-final loss at the Australian Open in January.

French Open final hit by same-sex marriage protest
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French Open final hit by same-sex marriage protest

The incident took place just in front of the VIP box on Court Philippe Chatrier where Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt and Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio were sitting.

Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer in French Open final to clinch 12th Grand Slam title
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Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer in French Open final to clinch 12th Grand Slam title

Nadal claimed his 12th major with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over his Spanish compatriot David Ferrer who was playing in his first Grand Slam final at the age of 31 and at the 42nd time of asking.

Rafael Nadal, still the King of clay

Rafael Nadal, still the King of clay

Making his way back this year after an injury lay-off, Rafael Nadal has been on a campaign to get his game back on track. He had said that French Open was his title and many saw his win at Rome Masters as a sign of things to come.

French Open: All that you need to know before Nadal vs Ferrer final
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French Open: All that you need to know before Nadal vs Ferrer final

Rafael Nadal may have had a huge advantage over very good friend and compatriot David Ferrer up till now but the Spaniard will know that his fellow country-man has all the ingredients and qualities to overcome all that and clinch the 2013 French Open men's singles title.

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