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Rafael Nadal storms to 11th French Open title despite late injury scare

11 June, 2018, 17:17 | Author: Candice Daniels
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Victory also took Nadal's record at Roland Garros to 86 wins and just two losses. He's already made history. Federer, who skipped the clay-court season, plans to play Wimbledon next month to chase No. 21.

Long one of the best teams competing on the ATP World Tour, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert finally won the French Open. His game plan had been to hit high to Nadal's backhand, then open up his body and skew the next shot at an acute angle into the opposite corner of the court.

"For me [it] was scary, because I felt that I was not able to move the hand, the finger", Nadal said. Nadal -5.5 games is available on the Exchange at [1.68] and given the fact that Nadal has tended to dominate Thiem on non-quick clay, this should be a very likely outcome if Nadal wins the final.

"I think it was the first time against him here in Roland Garros where it was a fight", said Thiem, who told Nadal he remembered being 11 years old and watching the Spaniard win his first title in 2005. "My preparation, I believe, a year ago went well".

The Spaniard comfortably defeated Dominic Thiem in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win Sunday to retain his French Open crown and extend his record to 17 Grand Slam victories.

Nadal earned another break early in the third set and looked to be home free to his 11th title from there.

Nadal has won six of his nine matches against Thiem, all of them coming on that famously hard red clay.

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And he increased the tempo further, consigning Thiem to defeat in his first major final when the Austrian sent a return long.

It's been nearly eerie to watch Nadal have such contrasting fortunes on clay-as we saw on Sunday-compared to on grass, with Wimbledon accounting for his worst record in any major over recent years. Nadal has now upped his total to 17 with his latest trophy.

Federer will return for the upcoming grass season and when asked about his record, Nadal said he has "no obsession" about matching and overtaking the Swiss superstar's achievements.

Denis Shapovalov built up a serious head of steam by winning six of eight matches at Madrid and Rome to surge to 26th in the ATP rankings, putting away the concerns of losing in the first round of the two clay tournaments he played (Monte Carlo and Budapest) before that.

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the 11th time and one incident brought attention to his most expensive piece of equipment, his $725,000 (R9.4 million) Richard Mille watch.

Austria's Dominic Thiem strained every sinew trying to cling on to the 32-year-old Spaniard and at times even gained a precarious foothold in his first Grand Slam final. I play for my happiness, and I know that I had already, yeah, an wonderful career.

World No. 1 Simona Halep had lost three times at the final of a Grand Slam, twice in the semis, and five times in the quarter-finals since 2014, before finally breaking through on Saturday. He is entered into the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen's Club, starting a week today.

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