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Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros

Spaniard's sixth French Open singles title brings him in level with tennis legend Bjorn Borg's record

Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Champion Rafael Nadal of Spain with the trophy following his sixth French Open victory at Roland Garros on June 5, 2011 in Paris, France (Getty Images)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after Nadal won their Men's final match in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 5, 2011 in Paris (AFP/Getty Images)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Spain's Rafael Nadal poses with his trophy after winning over Switzerland's Roger Federer their men's final in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 5, 2011, in Paris (AFP/Getty Images)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Switzerland's Roger Federer congratulates Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) after the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 5, 2011, in Paris (AFP/Getty Images)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
The 25-year-old Nadal clawed back from the brink in a five-set thriller against American John Isner and recovered from a sticky start to beat old rival Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-1 in the final and equal Bjorn Borg's record (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) shakes hands with Switzerland's Roger Federer after winning their Men's final match in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 5, 2011 in Paris (AFP/Getty Images)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a backhand during the men's singles final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2011 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Nadal arrived in Paris with two titles on clay, in Barcelona and Monte Carlo, under his belt, but having also lost to Novak Djokovic on the red dirt in the Madrid and Rome finals (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal fans cheers on their player during the men's singles final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2011 in Paris, France (Getty Images)
Nadal beats Federer to claim sixth title at Roland Garros
Spain's Rafael Nadal poses with his trophy and a Spanish flag after winning his sixth French Open tennis championship (AFP/Getty Images)