French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal is the champion

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09 Jun 2019

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem: Here are the records scripted

World number two Rafael Nadal cemented his place in the record books as he beat Dominic Thiem in the final of the French Open 2019 on Sunday.

With this, he won the record-extending 12th French Open title.

He won the 18th Grand Slam of his career.

Let us have a look at the records broken in this final.

Match report

How did the match pan out?

How did the match pan out?

The match started on a high for the Spaniard, as he broke early on in the opening three games to take the opening set 6-3.

Thiem fought back in the second set to win it 7-5, but Nadal dominated in the third, breaking him twice in the first four games to win 6-1.

He set a similar story in the fourth, winning the Slam.

Dominant four

Nadal wins all four encounter against Thiem at Roland Garros

To date, both men have clashed four times at Roland Garros, with Nadal reigning supreme in all.

Interestingly, Nadal dropped a set against Thiem for the first time here.

Overall their tally stands at 9-4 in Nadal's favor.

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First set winner

Win the first set, win the match

Win the first set, win the match

In the rivalry history between these two, the winner of the opening set has gone on to win most of the matches.

To date, 12 of their 13 matches have been won by the man winning the first set, and Nadal leads the list.

Only once, the loser of the opening set won the match, at US Open 2018, where Nadal won.

Second straight final meeting

Nadal and Thiem played the final for the second consecutive year. They are also the 11th pair to battle in the final of this event at least twice. While Nadal has played Federer four times since 2006, he has played Novak Djokovic twice since 2012.

Nadal undefeated in final

Nadal's 12 French Open titles prove how dominant he is. To date, Nadal has played the same number of finals, thus remaining undefeated in the championship match, and has a win-loss record of 93-2 at Roland Garros.

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How may Grand Slams has Nadal won?

Asked 2019-06-09 21:42:15 by Arnav Gupta

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Nadal has won 18 Grand Slams to date.

How old is Nadal?

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Nadal is currently 33-year-old.

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No, Thiem is yet to win a Grand Slam.

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Thiem is currently 25-year-old.

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