Nadal wins 1st set of French final against Ferrer

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has won the first set in his French Open final against fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, 6-3.Nadal is seeking to become the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam event, while Ferrer is a first-time major finalist.

Anticipated rain held off for the start on a gray, cool afternoon Sunday. Nadal broke three times in the opening set and won the final three games.

Nadal is seeking his 12th Grand Slam title, which would move him into a tie for third place with Roy Emerson behind Roger Federer’s 17 and Pete Sampras’ 14.

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