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Past master

Spanish clay court specialist Rafael Nadal claimed a record seventh French Open men’s singles title overtaking the previous best mark held by Bjorn Borg. The world No2 did not drop a set during a rain-affected fortnight at Roland Garros until facing his nemesis Novak Djokovic in the final which he decided 4-1 in his favour over two days’ play, forcing the tournament to enter a third week for the first time since 1973. Top tennis action continues this week at Queens and in Halle, Germany, as the game’s top performers prepare to make the transition from the red clay of Paris to the green grass of Wimbledon.