Nadal v Ferrer key points
FIRST SET: 3-3 Nadal grabs his crucial second break of the first set on his third break point attempt.
5-3 Nadal breaks again as Ferrer subsides, stretching a backhand into the net to give his opponent the lead.
0-0 Nadal saves a break point with a big cross-court forehand which Ferrer fails to return.
1-0 Nadal makes the most of his escape by immediately breaking Ferrer to take a 2-0 lead in the set.
3-1 Ferrer spurns three points to break back, including one in a 29-shot rally which Nadal ends with a stunning cross-court winner.
5-1 Nadal's progress is briefly derailed by a protester who jumps on court wielding a flare. Nadal loses his concentration and is broken by Ferrer.
5-2 Nadal immediately breaks back to take a two-set lead.
1-0 Nadal presses home his advantage by flopping down a forehand winner to break for a 2-0 lead.
2-0 Ferrer briefly gives himself hope by breaking Nadal back to 15.
4-3 A double-fault from Ferrer gives Nadal the potentially crucial break and the chance to serve for the title.
5-3 Nadal duly wraps up his return from injury by serving out to seal his eighth French Open title.