Novak Djokovic would perhaps be known among the greatest men's tennis players in history if he had only played in another era. While his stature is certainly known as "one of the best", Rafael Nadal simply looms too large in today's men's tennis field to allow anyone else the level of glory that they could reach. Nadal showed again just how incredible of a player he is with a four set victory over Djokovic at Roland Garros for his seventh French Open title.
Seven. It's an incredible number and shows just how dominant he's been for so so long. This morning was a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 victory. Afterward, he gave his opponent plenty of credit.
"It was a very difficult match against the best player in the world," Nadal said. "I lost three Grand Slam finals -- Wimbledon, the U.S. Open last year, and the Australian Open this year. I'm very happy, very emotional."
Djokovic had beaten Nadal previously in his past three Finals showing that Nadal's greatness might have been slipping. However today was further testament that there's still plenty of talent on display from the world's greatest tennis player of his generation.