In a rematch of the 2018 French Open last, Rafael Nadal brought down Dominic Thiem to guarantee his eighteenth Grand Slam and become the main man or lady to win a similar significant competition multiple times. He won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Nadal has won the previous three French Opens. He is 93-2 in his profession at Roland Garros and has never lost a French Open last.
“First thing that he want to say is congrats to Dominic. He feel sorry, because he deserves it here, too,” Nadal said during the trophy ceremony. “He has an unbelievable intensity.”
Nadal took the primary set 6-3, however Thiem held serve in the second to go up 7-5 and break the 10-set series of wins the Spaniard held over him in Paris. In any case, Nadal reasserted himself by getting 16 of the following 17 points and 12 of the rest of the 14 diversions.
“He gave everything he had,” Thiem said. “It’s amazing: 12 times here. It’s unreal.”
Nadal beat Thiem in straight sets in 2018.
With his eighteenth Grand Slam, Nadal is two short of tying Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20.