PARIS – Rafael Nadal evened the score against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, winning the second set 7-5 Sunday.
After Djokovic took the first set 6-3, Nadal seemed to find his range on Court Philippe Chatrier.
The top-seeded Spaniard broke Djokovic's serve to take a 4-2 lead in the second set, but was immediately broken back to 4-3.
The decisive game was the final one of the set, when Nadal earned two break points and finally won it with a forehand winner.
Nadal is trying to win the French Open title for the ninth time, and fifth time in a row. Djokovic needs to win the title at Roland Garros to complete a career Grand Slam.