Rafael Nadal has said that it an honour to be compared ot Bjorn Borg, after the Spaniard equalled the Swede's record of six French Open titles.
Nadal beat Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-1 yesterday to capture his sixth Roland Garros title, cementing his place in the list of all-time tennis greats. Nadal now has 10 Grand Slam titles to his name, including two Wimbledon's, one US Open and one Ausralian Open, and at 25 years old looks set to continue to win the game's big prizes.
'It's very special to equal the six French Opens of Bjorn Borg - it's an honour to be compared to Borg,' he said. 'But the most important thing is to win Roland Garros.
'To win this kind of title is always satisfying. But sometimes when you fight a lot to win, when you try your best in every moment to change the situation, it makes the title more special. For example, in 2008 I think I played better than ever, but I finished the tournament and I didn't feel that I won Roland Garros because I won in three sets every round.'