Nadal relieved to defeat Djokovic at a major
Rafael Nadal, who beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for his seventh Roland Garros title, says it would have been difficult had the Serbian completed a career Grand Slam against him at Roland Garros. Djokovic had beaten Nadal in the finals of last year's Wimbledon, the 2011 U.S. Open, and the 2012 Australian Open.
"If I had lost a fourth final, this would have been very difficult for me," Nadal said. "So I felt it really was worth it giving my best, given everything I have achieved since the beginning of the season or even since the beginning of my career. When you lose, it's because you don't deserve the title. So in my mind, this was the final I had to win."