May 26-June 8, 2013
RESULTS - SUNDAY, 9 JUNE, 2013
Singles - Final
 R Nadal
(ESP) d  D Ferrer (ESP) 63 62 63
FINAL REVIEW NADAL MAKES HISTORY WITH EIGHTH ROLAND
Rafael Nadal becomes the first man to win the same
Grand Slam tournament eight times, breaking a tie with
six other players for most titles at a single major.
The Mallorcan captures his 12th major trophy, moving
into a third place tie with Roy Emerson on the all-time
list. It is his 57th tour-level title overall and 42nd
Nadal has reached the final at all nine
events hes contested this season, winning seven titles,
and has a 43-2 record.
He was presented the Coupe
des Mousquetaires by six-time Olympic gold medallist
David Ferrer, 31, was looking to
become the oldest man to win a major since Andre Agassi
at the Australian Open in 2003. He had not dropped a set
en route to his first Grand Slam final.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Rafael Nadal: [It was] a very
emotional, very important victory for me. This remained
the step after the comeback from injury. I won in a 250
first, then a 500, then a Masters 1000, so the Grand
Slam remained. It happened today, and it's a big
personal satisfaction that it happened.
times here is a lot. I never thought about that. But I
will keep practising with the same passion and intensity
to bring my tennis to the highest level possible.
The feeling on court was great. The match[es]
against David are always difficult. I think the score is
much easier than what the match was today. I think for
moments I played great. I think a few moments in the
match, I played at very, very high level.
David Ferrer: To beat Rafael [on a]
clay court, I need to play more aggressive. I need to
finish the points at the net and play my best tennis to
beat him. But when the court is slower, it's very
difficult. He has more power than me with his shots and
it's very difficult to beat him.
One always has
the feeling afterwards that one could have played
better. But when the opponent is more steady or
consistent, you have to accept it. I suppose in the
future, I'll have to try and improve. That's why I work
day in and day out. I hope that I'll play another Grand
Slam final. Last year, for the first time, I won a
Masters 1000 and I've made progress. Now I've reached
the final of a Grand Slam. I hope I will continue.