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Rafael Nadal wins historic eighth French Open title

The "King of Clay" wins his 12th grand slam championship with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over his fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in Paris.

Rafael Nadal won his eighth title at Roland Garros when he defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final. Miguel Medina / AFP
Rafael Nadal won his eighth title at Roland Garros when he defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final. Miguel Medina / AFP

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for a record eighth time today by defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

It was the first time in tennis history that a man had won the same grand slam title eight times.

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