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How The Roland Garros Final Was Won

Rafael Nadal's Faces Narrate Historic Eighth Roland Garros Title Win (PHOTOS)

Once again, Ferrer had struggled on second serve. THIRD SET Nadal seized the initiative by rushing up the court off forehand approaches. He won two of the first three games, but had his serve broken by Ferrer shortly before 5:00pm local time, when play was suspended for a few minutes due to rain. Ferrer, who wanted to go off court and consult with his coach Javier Piles, went on to level the score at 2-2. Nadal became agitated by the weather, rushing his strokes. Ferrer rushed due to the mounting pressure.
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Nadal However, the Administrative Court of Paris ordered the plans to be stopped, ruling in favor of three local associations who had expressed concern about the impact on the environment, especially a nearby botanical garden. The tribunal said the French Tennis Federation had failed to adequately address those concerns and that the fee it was set to pay the city was too low. The federation, whose plans were approved by city authorities two years ago, said it noted the decision "with astonishment" and would appeal. The tribunal ordered local authorities to cancel its agreement with the federation within two months. In a statement on its website, the FTF said it remained determined to carry out the modernization of Roland Garros, calling it "vital for the sustainability" of the French Open. The plans for Roland Garros have been controversial from the start, after the federation voted in February 2011 to keep the French Open there and renovate the existing site, rather than moving the tournament.
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Roland Garros Final 2013: Rafael Nadal's Display Shows He's Still King of Clay

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek) A demonstrator who ran onto center court is grabbed by a secuirty officer as Spain's Rafael Nadal plays 136compatriot David Ferrer during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) Spain's Rafael Nadal returns against compatriot David Ferrer in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) A spectator under a red umbrella takes images with a smart phone as Spain's Rafael Nadal returns against compatriot David Ferrer in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) Spain's Rafael Nadal tucks his hair under a head band in his match against compatriot David Ferrer in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Spain's David Ferrer plays against compatriot Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) A demonstrator tries to invade center court as Spain's Rafael Nadal plays 136compatriot David Ferrer during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Paris.
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Renovation of Roland Garros blocked

It was Nadal's eighth career title at Roland Garros. Ferrer?who is now 4-19 lifetime against Nadal?said after the match, via Matt Cronin of TennisReporters.net : Ferrer: 'I would like to find the tactics, the anti Rafa Nadal tactics?.If he continues that way, who is to stop him?" ? Matt Cronin (@TennisReporters) June 9, 2013 After an instant classic against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, Nadal cruised in the final against Ferrer. He notched five aces and 35 winners, while committing only 25 unforced errors (compared to 35 for Ferrer), via RolandGarros.com . He won 70 percent of first-serve points, 76 percent of net points and 54 percent of return points. Before Sunday's match, Ferrer had been rolling?he hadn't dropped a set through six matches at Roland Garros, including against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga , who was coming off a win over Roger Federer .
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