French Open men's final instant analysis

Don't miss a beat of the French Open men's final. Ravi Ubha will provide analysis immediately following each set.

Updated: June 9, 2008, 8:19 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: For the third consecutive year, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had a rendezvous in the French Open final. Nadal, the unyielding clay-court maven, had never lost a match at Roland Garros in his career. The Spaniard also entered the match with a markedly one-sided record versus his opponent on clay.

Though Federer's play has been patchy this year, dethroning Nadal would have launched him into rare company as one of just six players to secure the career Grand Slam.

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