At the age of 25 years and two days, Rafael Nadal was the 2011 French Open champion after he beat Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7 and 6-1 in the final match at Roland Garros.
This victory helped the No. 1 tennis player equal Bjorn Borg about the record number of French Open Titles. Besides, Nadal became the second youngest man to reach double figures for slams, behind Borg.
During Nadal’s six French Open winnings, he fended off Roger Federer four times (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011), Mariano Puerta once (2005) and Robin Soderling once (2009).
Now, let's take a look at some unforgettable photos that captures victory moments of the 2011 French Open Champion, Rafael Nadal.
Nadal gets the tenth chance to sink his teeth into Grand Slam silverware
Rafael Nadal reacts after holding his record sixth French Open championship
Nadal celebrates his sixth Roland Garros title
Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7 and 6-1
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose before the final battle at the 2011 French Open
Nadal fights hard in the early of the game as Federer takes the lead
Federer takes the ball early as he builds a lead
Nadal stoops to return a Federer serve
Nadal reacts to taking the second set
Nadal tries to hit the ball