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Nadal in heaven with title No. 11 in Paris

Nadal in heaven with title No. 11 in Paris

The 24-year-old Austrian was playing in his first Grand Slam final, and although he pushed Nadal at times, he fell to an ultimately one-sided 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 defeat.

The score may have looked rather routine but there was some drama in the third set when Nadal called for the trainer at 2-1, 30-0.

There was late anxiety for Nadal as the predicted thunderstorms loomed and he needed his left forearm massaged after beginning to suffer from cramp.

The Spaniard also won the title without losing a set, becoming the third man to do so in the Open era after Ilie Nastase and Borg.

Earlier, Czech sixth seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the women's doubles final on Sunday, beating Japan's Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya 6-3 6-3 to claim their first grand slam title.

Wimbledon remains a target for the 32-year-old, however his camp will have seen the number of physical problems he's been forced to overcome over the course of the French Open.

"I am sure you will win here in the next couple of years", Nadal told Thiem afterward.

Nadal's celebration was restrained ― throwing his arms skywards and turning to his entourage including coach and fellow Mallorcan Carlos Moya and his uncle Toni who stood down a year ago when his nephew Nadal reached La Decima. After guzzling water during his visit from the doctor, Nadal was back to playing his unmistakable brand of almost unbeatable clay-court tennis.

That scenario loomed again with Nadal going to 2-0 in the second set on a fifth break point as Thiem fired another backhand wide.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Roland Garros to stay on ITV until 2021

Thiem is contesting his first Grand Slam final.

The channel's coverage of the French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 tournament is now on air, presented by John Inverdale.

Nadal then took the set 6-4 when Thiem hit a forehand long.

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

This was Nadal's 11th win at the French Open, also known as Roland Garros.

Nadal was unrelenting against the Thiem serve, earning 17 break points and winning five as the Austrian sprayed 42 unforced errors during the match.

"And the strength that he has and the mentally, everything is ideal, works flawless for him playing in clay". He's won a record-setting 10 titles on the clay at Roland Garros and often finished off his final opponents in straight sets.

The deeper we get into Nadal's career, the more certain it seems that he's at worst the second-best men's tennis player in history.

"I mean, it's a big goal for me to play, soon, another Slam final", Thiem said.

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