FINAL - WHAT THE PLAYERS SAIDRafael Nadal
: "For me, it is a real emotional day, winning another time here. Sure, the seventh is important because I am the player who has more today, but like I said yesterday: that's after. For me, the important thing is to win Roland Garros even if it's the first, second, third, or seventh [time]. That's what makes me very happy. [I'm] very happy [with] the way that I played today, because I played much more aggressive."
On defeating Djokovic in a major final: "I had lost three Grand Slam finals in a row to him. That's why it was important for me to win, and this is why I was a bit more nervous and there was a lot of emotions."
On playing in the current era: "I feel very lucky to achieve all what I achieved until today. I have great rivals... A lot of important finals for me, a lot of important matches that I was able to enjoy against fantastic players like Novak, like Federer, like Andy. For me, you can feel unlucky or lucky, both."Novak Djokovic
: "In this moment I am disappointed about this loss because I thought I started to play better in the third set and felt like I could take this match to a fifth set, and then everything could be possible, but unfortunately, there [was] a rain delay yesterday when I started to feel really good on the court. But I don't want to find an excuse in that, because the first rain delay maybe helped me a little bit; the second helped him. So that's the way it goes, and the better player won today."
On reaching his first Roland Garros final: "I could easily have lost the match in fourth round or even more against Tsonga, but I managed to come to the final for the first time in my career. I should be happy about that... I thought we played a fantastic match where people hopefully enjoyed yesterday and today, and I was even surprised with the number of people who attended this match today. It was a working day, but it was still a full stadium. It's beautiful. These matches make you feel like all the work that you put into it is worth [it]."