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Nadal makes historic debut

Updated: June 6, 2005, 12:04 AM ET
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

PARIS – Rafael Nadal placed the Musketeers Cup, appropriately enough, on his head like a crown after defeating Mariano Puerta 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 to win the French Open title Sunday.

On match point, Nadal hit yet another of his monster forehands that Puerta tried to send up the line to make Nadal run but it went wide.

Nadal fell to the clay. Then, never one to stay still for long on a court, he jumped up to shake the hand of Spain's King Juan Carlos before climbing into the ...

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