Rafael Nadal made it five French Open titles and avenged last year’s defeat by Robin Soderling as blew away the Swede in straight sets.
Nadal reached the final without dropping a set and the final was no different with the Spaniard coming out on top 6-4 6-2 6-4 in two hours 18 minutes.
The victory ensures that the 24-year-old Spaniard will regain the world number one ranking on Monday and leave Roger Federer one week short of Pete Sampras’s record of 286 weeks at the top.
Soderling, now joins Andy Murray as a two time grand slam final loser – Like Murray once again Soderling’s performance in the final was well short of his best.
Nadal had lost his last two matches against Soderling, but the Swede was up against a Nadal in top form.
Nadal is now just one French Open title behind Bjorn Borg’s record of 6 crowns and like Borg in it is Nadal’s second Roland Garros win without losing a set.