The Spanish number one of the world Rafael Nadal has Sunday for the eleventh time in his career, the final victory at Roland Garros on bag. The gravelkoning was in the final in three sets too strong for the Austrian Dominic Thiem (ATP 8): 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2. The match lasted two hours and 44 minutes.
The 32-year-old Nadal had in his previous races made quite an impression in Paris. On the way to the final, he lost only one set in the quarterfinals against the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman (ATP 12). In the final duel against Thiem, their tenth mutual confrontation, were both tennis players together in the first set for an hour and in balance. But at 5-4 was Nadal at the right time by the storage of Thiem, making the Spaniard the first set with 6-4 win. In the second set picked Nadal immediately break and that was enough to make the second set with a 6-3 win. Then, there was no measure more on ‘Rafa’, who for the seventh time won the 24-year-old Austrian. He allowed Thiem two games in the third set, continued his supremacy on clay again in the paint and if the prestigious ‘Coupe des Mousquetaires’ for the eleventh time in the air stitches.
It is already the seventeenth grandslamoverwinning for Nadal. The Spanish gravelkoning won Roland Garros earlier between 2005 and 2008, between 2010 and 2014, and also last year. In addition, he also wrote already two times, Wimbledon three times, the US Open and the Australian Open to his list of achievements. It is his 79th title of his career, his fourth of 2018 (after those in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome). Thiem continues on ten overall stitches, and could not grand slam tournament.
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