Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Nadal, Thiem ready for tough final showdown

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Cassandra Castillo | 10 June, 2018, 20:31

The 2016 Roland Garros champion said he felt he was beginning to play better and free of pain after "a long 12 months".

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic have won the French Open for their first Grand Slam title in women's doubles.

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem at the French Open in Paris.

"I knew I'm not going to win the match". Prior to that clash, Nadal steamrolled past the 24-year-old at Monte Carlo, only to find a totally different player when they met again.

In a nail-biting tiebreaker, Djokovic saved the first match point with a no-look backhand volley before throwing away his third set point with a ballooned forehand with the court at his mercy.

A glorious year ended with a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics after beating Fernando Gonzalez in three sets.

"I have a very hard match against a player that is playing great", the 32-year old Spaniard said.

Thiem was considered the stiffest test for Nadal at the French Open and understandably so. It was his first defeat on the Parisian clay. Both warm-up for one final time before the summit clash. Sunday's victory guaranteed that he will remain No. 1 in the rankings.

He followed that up with his second title at Wimbledon with a straight-sets victory over Czech Tomas Berdych.

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On a humid afternoon before a crowd peppered with celebrities from Zinedine Zidane to Hugh Grant he hardly showed signs of weakness, breaking immediately as his opponent got to grips with being in what was his first Grand Slam final. He also won the U.S. Open that year.

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In the 13 editions that went by, Nadal won 10. This season no other player, not even the undisputed King of Clay, can count as many match wins on the red dirt as Thiem. He was presented with the Coupe de Mousquetaires by another legend of the sport, Bjorn Borg.

Nadal's introduction included a year-by-year accounting of every time he'd already won the title at Roland Garros.

In the week (and wake) of Marco Cecchinato's titanic tie-break triumph against Novak Djokovic at the French Open, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, considers where it ranks among the finest tie-breaks in the history of men's tennis. Even his racquet model is named La Decima (for his 10 French Open titles).

It was his most one-sided final win since allowing Federer just four games in the 2008 final.

The Austrian is never one to hide his frustration, but then the sheer relentlessness of Nadal on clay would wear anyone down.

Rafael Nadal has defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to win a record-extending 11th title at the French Open.

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