2011 French Open - Day 15 action
Successful title defense
No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain captured his sxith career French Open singles title and 10th Grand Slam championship overall with a 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 victory over No. 3 Roger Federer of Switzerland on June 5, 2011.
Close but no cigar
Looking to build on his tennis record of 16 Grand Slam singles titles, Switzerland's Roger Federer couldn't pull out a victory on clay over rival Rafael Nadal of Spain. While Federer is 14-1 in Grand Slam finals against opponents other than Nadal, he is just 2-6 against his Spanish rival. Federer's last major title came at the Australian Open in 2010.
Although he had fewer winners than championship opponent Roger Federer (39 to 53), Rafael Nadal also had fewer errors (27 to 56).
Out of reach
Roger Federer built a 5-2 lead in the first set before Rafael Nadal won seven straight games to take the first set and go up a break in the second set as well.
Eye on the ball
No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain needed 220 minutes to top No. 3 Roger Federer of Switzerland in four sets in the French Open championship match.
Not lined up
No. 3 Roger Federer converted five of his 15 break-point chances but was broken on seven of 15 chances by No. 1 Rafael Nadal in Day 15 action at the 2011 French Open.
Winning a total of 143 points and losing 130, No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain beat No. 3 Roger Federer of Switzerland and improved his record at Roland Garros to an impressive 51-1.
Up in the air
Although No. 3 Roger Federer won 55 of 80 points on his first serve, he won just 18 of 46 points on his second serve in a four-set defeat at the hands of No. 1 Rafael Nadal in Paris.
Running away from the rain
One hour and 55 minutes into the championship match, play was halted due to rain for the first time in the two-week tournament. The players left the court for just 10 minutes before returning to play out the second set.
Heading into their French Open men's final, Spain's Rafael Nadal (left) held a 16-8 head-to-head edge over Switzerland's Roger Federer. Nadal captured the 2011 French Open title to improve that record to 17-8.
American in Paris
Becoming the first American since John McEnroe in 1977 to win the boys' singles title at Roland Garros, Bjorn Fratangelo earned a 3-6, 6-3, 8-6 victory over Austria's Dominic Thiem to capture the crown on June 5, 2011.
No. 14 Dominic Thiem of Austria converted each of his two break point chances but was broken three times in a three-set defeat against American Bjorn Fratangelo in Day 15 action.
Winning a total of 94 points and losing 86, American Bjorn Fratangelo won the French Open boys' singles title the first time he played at the tournament.
Screaming for joy
No. 9 Ons Jabeur of Tunesia battled through a first-set tiebreak and then dominated the second set en route to a 7-6 (8), 6-1 girls' singles championship victory over No. 5 Monica Puig of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico's Monica Puig won just two of her nine break point chances and was broken on five of 12 chances by Tunisia's Ons Jabeur on June 5, 2011.