Rafael Nadal Triumph Over Dominic Thiem To Win 12th French Open Title

The 33-year-old Spanish professional Tennis player, Rafael Nadal cruised past 25-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem at the finals to win the 2019 French Open

The current World number 2 in the men's singles tennis Rafeal Nadal produced a master class display to claim 12th Roland Garros after overcoming a tenacious effort from Dominic Thiem to triumph 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in exactly three hours to win his 18th Grand Slam title.

Rafael Nadal who is now two behind Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 majors, and three ahead of World No 1 Novak Djokovic who was recently trashed out by Dominic Thiem in a five-set Semi-Finals clash of the competition. Nadal becomes the first player, man or woman, to win 12 titles at Roland Garros, to trancend the last of Margaret Court's 11 titles 46 years ago.

Nadal's victory over Thiem, is like a repeat of the Roland Garros 2018 final, it was the Spaniard who emerge champion 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

It is truly incredible. I cannot explain it," Nadal said in a post-match speech after his win.

Nadal also praised enthusiastically his opponent Thiem,and claimed he would eventually win the title in the future.

"First thing I want to say is congrats to Dominic. I feel sorry - he deserves it, He has absolute intensity and passion for this sport. He's such a hard worker. I wish him all the best for the future.

"I can't explain what I've achieved and how I feel. It's a dream. To play for the first time in 2005 - never thought in 2019 I'd still be here. It's an incredible moment and very special for me." Nadal added.

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