Nadal wins 14th Grand Slam after beating great rival in three-and-a-half-hour final.
World number one Rafael Nadal has won his fifth consecutive singles title at Roland Garros.
The 28-year-old recovered from losing the first set of Sunday’s final to beat second seed Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4.
Djokovic, who was bidding to became only the eighth man to win all four Grand Slams, had won his last four matches against Nadal.
The Serb started the final as the stronger player too, moving one set ahead after 44 minutes thanks to a single break of serve.
However, he was eventually outclassed over the course of three and a half hours by Nadal, who produced 44 winners and 38 unforced errors.
The match ended in somewhat anticlimactic fashion, as Djokovic’s third double fault of the day handed the trophy to Nadal.
Djokovic, who also lost to Nadal in the 2012 final, was visibly upset and had to fight back the tears.
Nadal now has 14 Grand Slam singles titles, moving him level with Pete Sampras and just three behind record-holder Roger Federer.