25th September 01:07 AM
Nadal claims 11th French title
By Dhanjay Deo
Monday 11/06/2018
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Austria's Dominic Thiem[Photo:Channel News Asia]

Rafael Nadal crushed Austrian Dominic Thiem to snatch a record‑extending 11th French Tennis Open title with a 6‑4, 6‑3, 6‑2 victory.

The Spanish world number one took his French Open win‑loss record to 86‑2 as he captured his 17th Grand Slam title by demolishing the seventh seed, who was hoping to become the second Austrian to win in France.

In 11 finals in Paris, Nadal has only lost six sets as he matched the all‑time record of most singles titles won at the same Grand Slam event set by Margaret Court at the Australian Open during the 1960s and 70s

Today's result marks the sixth consecutive Grand Slam won by either Nadal or 20‑times major champion Roger Federer.

Source: Radio NZ

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