2012 French Open Final: Rafael Nadal Defeats Novak Djokovic For 7th Roland Garros Victory

Rafael Nadal became the most prolific tennis player in the history of the French Open when he defeated the world's No. 1 player Novak Djokovic early Monday after an 18-hour rain delay suspended the match between the two.

Nadal, in true clay court specialist form, came from behind to win this one, having trailed 2-1 in the fourth set when play resumed Monday. Even though Djokovic has owned Nadal in recent history (7-3 against him in their last 10 matches), Nadal was at home on the clay courts in the French Open.

This is Nadal's seventh French Open title and 11th Grand Slam, breaking his tie with Bjorn Borg for having the most wins in the tournament's history. Nadal told NBC following the victory that the comparisons Borg were "a great honor."

Read more news and analysis on the 2012 French Open at this StoryStream and our dedicated SB Nation hub page.

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