Rafael Nadal ended Novak Djokovic's dreams of four consecutive Grand Slam wins with a four set victory in the French Open final.

Nadal - who hadn't won since his Roland Garros win last year - beat the Serb 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 on Monday after rain led to an extra day's play.

Nadal resumed leading 6-4 6-3 2-6 1-2, with Djokovic a break up in the fourth set.

But the Spaniard broke back in the first game of the day as he honed in on a seventh successive French Open.

Djokovic conceded the match with a double fault as Nadal won his 11th Grand Slam, becoming the all-time record holder of Roland Garros wins, having levelled with Bjorn Borg last year.

The 26-year-old is now only behind Roger Federer (16 Grand Slam wins), Pete Sampras (14) and Roy Emerson (12) in the all-time major tennis rankings.

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  • Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with his

    Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with his sister and mother (R) and his staff members after winning against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after wi

    Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after wi

    Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with his

    Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with his sister (R) and mother (L) and his staff members and his family after winning against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the trophy af

    Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the trophy after his win against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Former Swedish tennis player Mats Wiland

    Former Swedish tennis player Mats Wilander (R) delivers the trophy to Spain's Rafael Nadal after his win against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a return to

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a return to Spain's Rafael Nadal during their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts as he plays

    Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts as he plays with Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) passes by Serbi

    Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) passes by Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a p

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a point as he plays with Spain's Rafael Nadal during their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a return to

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a return to Spain's Rafael Nadal during their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a return to Se

    Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a return to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) and Spain's

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) and Spain's Rafael Nadal arrive on the court for their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/GettyImages)