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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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Rafa is still struggling with his left hand
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Thiem helps Rafa by sending the ball long.

Rafa up 3-1
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Rafa makes a volley now!
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Even shouted at his box!
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He starts with a double fault
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Rafa just can't grip the racquet!
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Seems Rafa's fingers are cramping!


Pretty odd!

He told the Umpire, "Sorry, I cannot move!"
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Rafa up 30-0 on serve, but has taken a break
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Rafa leads 2-1 in this set.

2 sets and a break in the third!

Set for 11th?
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Thiem CRACKS after all that hard work!

Concedes the vital break to Rafa as his shot goes WIDE!
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Again Rafa denies Thiem the hold
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Big serve from Thiem saves it!

Another very important game this is!
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Brutal hitting from both ends in a forehand winner down the line from Rafa!

Break point!
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Huge inside-out forehand, followed by a crosscourt winner from Thiem makes it game point for the Austrian
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Three poor points from Thiem opened the door for Rafa!

Break point for the top seed
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Spectacular topspin backhand from Thiem!

30-0 on serve
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Nadal responds with a good hold, as well.

1-1
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Massive hold for the Austrian!

1-0
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He saves yet another break point with a brilliant play at the net.

Game point now for the Austrian
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Thiem faced a lot of trouble, facing three break points, but got out of jail.

Deuce
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Thiem will start the proceedings in the third set!
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The conditions are still mostly cloudy, but it looks to be a lit bit sunny right now.

Rafa trying to cool off during the break and the courts are being watered.
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Just one set needed to achieve the coveted La Undecima!
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The high loopy backhand return from Thiem is waaaay wide!

Second set goes to Rafa at 6-3
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A wild backhand from Thiem gifts Rafa two set points!

Going smooth in this service game so far!