PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer‘s bid to complete a career Grand Slam was foiled again Sunday by nemesis Rafael Nadal at the French Open.
Nadal earned his third Roland Garros title in a row, saving 16 of 17 break points to beat Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
“I am very happy,” Nadal said during the trophy ceremony. “But I am really sad for Roger. He is a friend and I know he is a great champion, whether he wins or loses.”
For the third consecutive year in Paris, the top-ranked Federer sought to become the sixth man to win all four Grand Slam events. Nadal defeated him in the semifinals in 2005 and in the final last year.
“Of course I’m a bit sad, a bit disappointed,” Federer said. “I hope to one day win it.” Keep reading
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