Monday, 10 December, 2018

Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title

Dominic Thiem celebrates after reaching the French Open final            
    
              
     
     
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Frederick Owens | 13 June, 2018, 02:08

He saved three break points in his first service game but a wayward backhand ensured Nadal took the fourth.

In greenback terms that comes out at $2.6m, making it the smallest winner's prize of the year's four Grand Slam events and almost $1m less than the richest tournament the US Open which paid its 2017 winners - Nadal and Sloane Stephens - $3.7m each.

The 32-year-old Spaniard, with 16 majors to his name, will play his 24th Grand Slam final at Roland Garros against Dominic Thiem who is in his first.

Nadal then served out that game.

The quarter-final tie was suspended on Wednesday with Nadal leading the second set 5-3.

The injury-prone Argentine had a discussion with Dr. Bernard Montalvan during the changeover, with Nadal leading 3-2 in the first set.

Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal reached his 11th French Open final on Friday when he demolished Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets on Friday‚ setting up a title showdown with Dominic Thiem‚ the only man to defeat him on clay in the last two years.

"If I'd won the second set I think it is totally different, the third set", he said.

Throw in three titles at the U.S. Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open, and Nadal is up to 17 majors, second among men only to Roger Federer's 20. "That's the only way for me to approach the tough moments".

Nadal simply had too much power and consistency for Argentina's fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro in the match that followed.

He probably felt as though he had been, as Nadal completed a devastating 6-4 6-1 6-2 victory.

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"Four years ago, I didn't know if I would be back in a final", Nadal told reporters.

Truth is, there were not many the rest of the way, as Nadal finished with 35 winners and just 19 unforced errors.

Nadal tightened his grip, going to 5-1 on another double break in the third set and sealed the match when Del Potro hit a backhand long.World 72 Cecchinato had knocked out three seeded players to reach the semi-finals, including 12-time major victor Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.But Thiem, 24, was too strong and now believes he has a particularly powerful weapon on his side for the final - breakfast.

At No. 72, Cecchinato was the lowest-ranked men's semifinalist at the French Open since 1999.

By then, Nadal was finding his spots. "Today was unbelievable for me, with all of Philippe-Chatrier Court full".

But Thiem showed resilience in getting two break points on Nadal's serve.

On the other hand, del Potro also was involved in a rain-marred quarter-final against third seed Marin Cilic over the last two days.

The 16th-seeded Gauff, who is 14 years old, beat 15th-seeded Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3.

Ten times he has lifted La Coupe des Mousquetaires and the "King of Clay" has looked as hungry as ever to retain his crown during yet another dominant run to an unprecedented 11th title in the French capital.

The women's doubles final is also Sunday.

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