The 2012 French Open came to an exciting close on Monday when Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal broke records by winning a seventh men's singles title in the tournament, beating Serbian Novak Djokovic under wet conditions on the red clay courts. The 26-year old Spaniard won the match 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 on Monday at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. The match had begun on Sunday, but was interrupted due to overly rainy weather, upping the already mounting sense of suspense.
Nadal's historic win marked the end of an exciting 2012 tournament :on Saturday, Maria Sharapova of Russia claimed her first title at Roland Garros by decisively beating Italy's Sara Errani (6-2, 6-3), joining an elite group of women's singles champions to have claimed all four Grand Slam titles.
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