Nadal wins 8th French Open title, makes history

9 Jun

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for a record eighth time on Sunday 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.

It also gave Nadal his 59th win out of 60 matches played in Paris.

However, the 27-year-old’s push to victory suffered a heart-stopping moment when a protestor, naked from the waist up, leapt from the stands on Court Philippe Chatrier, carrying a flare and protesting France’s controversial same sex marriage

A burly security official immediately came to Nadal’s aid in front of the VIP box where Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt and Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio were watching.

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