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French Open 2005


June 6, 2005

French Toast

Fearless and ferocious throughout, Rafael Nadal floored tough Argentine Mariano Puerta 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 on Sunday to become the first man in 23 years to win the French Open on debut.

Sunday's victory was the Spaniard's 24th straight win -- the longest streak for a teenager since tennis turned professional in 1968.

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