List of all records broken by Nadal at French Open

List of all records broken by Nadal at French Open

List of all records broken by Nadal at French Open

Jun 8, 2018, Paris, France: Rafael Nadal (ESP) celebrates match point during his match against Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) on day 13 of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros.

In Sunday's final, Nadal will face No. 7 Dominic Thiem, a 24-year-old from Austria who is the only man to beat him on red clay over the past two seasons.

The Spaniard beat Austrian Dominic Thiem, who was making his first appearance in a Grand Slam final, in straight sets; 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Such is his motivation to win today, that the task facing Austrian 24-year-old Thiem was described as "almost impossible" by Del Potro, who believes that Nadal is playing better than he has for years. "He's a player with big power". I know I have to play at my best.

While we have an edge here, I appreciate that backing a heavy odds-on shot isn't most people's cup of tea, so the game handicap should be a viable proposition.

Nadal is now the first player in the Open Era, male or female, to win 11 titles at three different tournaments, having also completed La Undécima at Monte Carlo and Barcelona in April this year. At one point finally, Thiem tried going around the post in the penultimate game, just after a Nadal cross-court backhand return seared so close over the net cord that it made the Parisians murmur.

"If I want to beat him, I have to play that way like I did in Rome and in Madrid", Thiem said. "I have a plan and".

Nadal has dropped just one set in this year's tournament, in the quarter-final against Diego Schwartzman when he trailed by a set and a break in a rain-affected match.

Rafael Nadal is the French Open 2018 victor.

Rafael Nadal won his 11th French Open title on Sunday. He missed the tournament every year from 2013-16 because of injuries, including three operations on his left wrist.

Bresnik knows, right along with everyone else, what a hard task it is to try to slow Nadal in a best-of-five-set match on his favourite surface and at his favourite tournament.

Cecchinato knocked out seeds Pablo Carreno Busta and David Goffin before an incredible victory against 2016 champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

Once again Thiem looked in despair at his support box as he was broken in the third game. Thiem withstood a barrage of break points to hold in a marathon sixth game, which he thought he had won at 40-30 when he left a wide ball, only for the umpire to overrule the line judge.

Thiem survived two tough sets against Marco Cecchinato before cruising through the third for a 7-5, 7-6, 6-1 success.

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"The second-set tiebreak was the big key to the match, 100 percent, because obviously he felt all the matches from these two weeks after that".

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