What the result means for Rafa, Roger

Originally Published: May 17, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- After a topsy-turvy, nervy and sometimes brilliant French Open, there's relief for Rafael Nadal and renewed hope for Roger Federer. Here is what the result means for each.

Rafael Nadal

1. He's still the King of Clay: For the first time since he was just a teenage prospect in 2004, Nadal had lost two matches on clay in a season and came into the French Open as only a co-favorite along with Novak Djokovic. There was no showdown with Djokovic in the French capital, as ...

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