Djokovic’s 27-match Slam streak ends against Nadal

Moments after his rain-interrupted French Open final against

Rafael Nadal resumed Monday, Novak Djokovic netted a forehand and

punished himself by smacking his racket strings against the side of

his head three times.

A day earlier, Djokovic cracked his racket against his green

sideline bench, sending a piece of the furniture flying.

Bidding to become the first man since 1969 to win four

consecutive Grand Slam championships, the No. 1-seeded Djokovic

instead wound up one victory shy, frustrated and beaten by Nadal

6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in the two-day title match at Roland Garros.

Djokovic said he was happy to reach his first final at the

French Open but ”disappointed about this loss.”