Paris [France], Jun 10 (NT): Spaniard tennis Ace Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem from Austria in the men's final match of French Open 2018 to lift a record 11th Roland Garros title here on Sunday.
Thiem, who was considered the second best and the only player to hammer Nadal twice on clay in the last two years, was no match for the Spaniard's swift serves and insistent athleticism. He was outclassed by 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in straight sets in a match that ended beyond 2.5 hours.
It was also World No. 1 Nadal's 17th grand slam title and now he has equaled three short of Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer's all-time men's record.
On a related note the seventh-seeded Austrian Thiem was playing in his first grand slam final of any most important tournament and was put under pressure right from the starting of the game. Nadal delivered his destructive best, despite having a finger injury during the course of the match.
Excluding the first set, where the two players were going neck to neck, Nadal utterly dominated the Roland Garros as he played outstanding serves to go on to claim his 11th title. He has now equaled Australia's Margaret Court record, who won the same number of title between the 1960s and 1970s.
Now the top-ranked Nadal has record of 86 wins in the French Open, including the finals which he played in so far while He has just two defeats record to his name in the yearly tournament. (NT)