PARIS (AFP) - Roger Federer hailed French Open champion Rafael Nadal as 'supreme' after the Spaniard handed the world number one a Roland Garros spanking in the final here on Sunday. Nadal romped to a 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 victory to join Bjorn Borg as the only man to win four successive French Opens in what was his third final win in a row here over Federer. The shattering defeat for the Swiss star meant that he has now lost 11 times in 17 meetings with the 22-year-old Spaniard and nine times out of 10 on clay. "Rafa was supreme today. I tried all I could but he was better," said Federer who is still missing a French Open from his collection of 12 Grand Slams. "He was lethal in defence, hardly made any mistakes in attack and when he is under pressure he handles it so well. To perform like this shows what a great champion he is." Federer was constantly under the cosh on Sunday, losing the battle from both the baseline as well as the net, finishing with 35 unforced errors to Nadal's seven. The Spaniard also topped the winners tally hitting 46 to Federer's 31 leaving the Swiss to admit that his rival, who didn't drop a set in the entire tournament, is getting better all the time. "He's been dominating everybody. He's improved and plays quite differently to the first time we played here in the semi-finals in 2005. He is better in offence and defence. He can play what he likes from the baseline," he said. Despite the defeat, which was Federer's heaviest against Nadal, he still believes he can be a Roland Garros champion, but the clock is ticking. Here in 2009, Federer will be two months away from his 28th birthday. "I can still win here. It's possible to beat Rafa but the way he played today made it very difficult. The problem with most players is that they don't think they can beat him"