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Dominic Thiem put up more of a fight than anyone has against Nadal in years at Roland Garros but it wasn't anywhere close to enough

Dominic Thiem put up more of a fight than anyone has against Nadal in years at Roland Garros but it wasn't anywhere close to enough

Second ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain won his 12th French Open and 18th major title on Sunday when he beat the fourth ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in the men's singles final.

"I have been able to be very close to win another title there", Nadal, who was edged out by Novak Djokovic in an epic semi-final a year ago, told reporters in Paris.

He took command by winning a high-octane first set, but Thiem, who was on court for the fourth consecutive day after weather delays, stayed in the contest and fought back to go level.

With the win, the 33-year-old Spaniard is the first tennis player to ever win the same Slam 12 times. "I want to think that for Rafael, and he has to think that too". It's a motivation, yes, but.it's not what makes me get up every morning or go and train and play.

This time, about a month out, even Rafael Nadal had his doubts about what his chances were going to be for yet another French Open title. I am very, very happy.

- Winds of up to 40 km/h had Federer likening the conditions on Chatrier to a sandpit as he lost to Nadal in straight sets.

This victory also took his Grand Slam total to 18, only two behind 20, Roger Federer's haul.

"I don't know if it was her mistake or if it was only the mistake of the officials, but I don't know if she saw me or if she saw that somebody's in the room", he said after beating Gael Monfils to reach the last 16. He won it 12 times.

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"I can not voice what I've done and how I in actuality feel".

"I played a great event a year ago". "Last year was very close [Nadal lost in five sets to eventual champ Novak Djokovic in the semifinals]". The striking mental poise she had shown slipped in the semi-finals but Konta loves grass and should look to Wimbledon with optimism for another strong run.

While chiefly motivated by his rivalries with Nadal and Djokovic, Federer says his enthusiasm to keep evolving as a player comes from watching the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev and the new challenges they bring.

"I am not able to play so many weeks in a row like I did 10 years ago, eight years ago". He won't enter a grass-court tuneup event, figuring that time off to rest is what he needs more than anything else. So I will not play before Wimbledon. He missed the end of last season with a bad right knee, needed offseason ankle surgery, then pulled out of a match in March because the knee flared up again. "I feel sorry, because he deserves it here, too", Nadal said. Nadal didn't seem too focused on that though, he was more keen on enjoying his current success.

"Mentally, I was down".

"I never tried to think about, well, am I gonna catch Roger or not", Nadal said.

Djokovic said his shock Roland Garros defeat to Thiem, which ended his dream of becoming just the second man in history to hold all Grand Slam titles at the same time twice, was played out in "hurricane conditions". Rafa said: "You can not be thinking "one more" all the time, otherwise you are never happy".

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