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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles Final: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem, Live Match Updates

Nadal def Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to win 11th French Open and 17th Slam title!
Updated: 10 June 2018 21:39 IST - Published: 10 June 2018 16:41 IST
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That brings us to the end of our live coverage. It's been a real pleasure bringing you all the updates from the second Slam of the year.

Thanks for staying with us. Hope to see the same support during Wimbledon.


From all of us here at Sportskeeda, au revoir!
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And that brings us to the end of an eventful 15 days of the French Open 2018.

And, the clay season officially ends!

Onwards to the green grass and some new challenges!
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Thiem's time will surely come one day. He is definitely the best of the next generation on clay.

But for now, the old guard reigns again!

Congratulations, Rafa! You just continue to keep raising the bar!
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He won his first title at Roland Garros in 2005, as an exuberant 19-year-old kid! 13 years later, he is still winning as a 32-year-old!

What an amazing longevity and an insatiable hunger to keep performing at the highest level!


Aren't we just blessed to have this man around, along with the likes of Federer and Djokovic?
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With this latest triumph, Nadal also moves into the 100 million dollar club by sheer dint of prize money!
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Final score: Nadal def Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
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With this, Rafa becomes just the second player after Margaret Court to win a staggering 11 titles in just one Slam!!!!!!
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It is Grand Slam No. 17 and French Open No. 11 for Nadal!!!!
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Thiem's backhand falls long!
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Fifth match point for Rafa!
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Again backhand from Rafa falls wide into the tramlines!

Deuce
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After a brutal exchange of shots, it is a fourth match point for Rafa!
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Wild, wild shot from Rafa!

Deuce
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Rafa tried a volley. It backfired as Thiem.hit it back for a winner.

40-30
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Backhand from Rafa goes wide!

40-15
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Three Championship points!
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30-0

Two points away!
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Wins the first point on serve!
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Rafa BREAKS!


Will serve for the match at 5-2
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And Thiem is just playing to Rafa's tunes now.

Faces break points in the face of the Nadal onslaught
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The trouble with his fingers has forced Rafa to keep the points as short and quick as possible.

Holds and leads 4-2
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On serve, Rafa is trying to be as accurate as possible.

Gets a forehand winner.

15-0
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If this continues to happen, Rafa will need to have a medical time-out.
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Rafa getting massage on the left hand in the changeover
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It made Thiem's service game much easier.

Thiem holds and now trails 2-3
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