Rafael Nadal Celebrates 6th French Open Win & 25th Birthday! [PHOTOS]

There was a lot of celebrating for Rafael Nadal this past weekend.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal retained the top ranking in Monday’s ATP list, the day after claiming a sixth French Open crown to equal the Roland Garros record of Bjorn Borg.

Nadal beat Roger Federer (7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1) for the title after the Swiss had handed Djokovic a first 2011 defeat in the semifinals. Djokovic would have moved to the top had he made the final, or if Federer had won the decider.

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And Nadal and Federer put on a worthy show; more than three hours full of lengthy exchanges, brilliant defence, sublime shot-making and some dizzying shifts of momentum.

On Friday (June 3), Rafael celebrated his birthday at Roland Garros in Paris, France.