Nadal beats del Potro at French Open, eyes 11th title

Nadal beats del Potro at French Open, eyes 11th title

The top-seeded Nadal enters Sunday with a 10-0 record in title matches at Roland Garros and an overall career mark of 85-2 at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

At long last, Thiem converted his fifth set point when Cecchinato sent a forehand long. But at the Italian Open, Thiem picked up his second win against the great man, blitzing him in the quarterfinals 6-4 6-3.

Nadal becomes the second player in tennis history to win 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam tournament after Margaret Court, who claimed 11 Australian Open titles.

"Forget the 10 (French Open titles) and forget what happened previous year, Thiem has to remember what happened in Madrid which is a title Nadal wants to win nearly as much as the French", Wilander, Eurosport's chief analyst, told Reuters.

Nadal has not lost at Roland Garros when taking the first set and that record did not look like coming under threat as he continually rebuffed Thiem's attempts to make inroads into his serve, taking the second courtesy of an early break.

Well drilled as ever, Nadal looked relaxed as he a huge crowd swarmed to Court 4 to see him practice on a glorious Saturday afternoon in Paris.

Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka in the 2017 French Open.

In the second-set tiebreaker Friday, Thiem went ahead 6-3, but missed out on three set points there, including a bad volley into the net at 6-4 that left him chewing ruefully on his left index finger. "So I can't think about that".

I'm not sure if Thiem and Rafa had a run in the Bois de Boulogne that Rafa would win. Thiem and Nadal have battled back and forth throughout the 2018 ATP World Tour.

"Thiem beat me in Madrid this year and played with big power".

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Rafael Nadal says he was "very scared" when he suffered cramp to his left hand in the third set of his French Open victory against Dominic Thiem.

Nadal raced away with 14 of the last 17 games.

Del Potro saved one but a backhand error handed Nadal the set and he never took a backward glance after that.

A fourth set point for Thiem vanished because of one of Cecchinato's many drop shots.

Paris: French Open finalist Dominic Thiem on Friday described being forced to complete national service with the Austrian military as "a pain in the arse". He then crushed a tired looking Zverev 6-4 6-2 6-1 before halting the fairy tale run of Cecchinato 7-6 7-6 6-1.

But Thiem showed resilience in getting two break points on Nadal's serve. I played so many matches.

Siniakova was the doubles runner-up at last year's U.S. Open with a different partner.

The No. 7-seeded Thiem, a 24-year-old from Austria, is appearing in his first Grand Slam final.

But the Spaniard was impressive on Friday, finishing with 35 winners and 19 unforced errors to Del Potro's analysis of 20 and 32."Thiem is an incredible player". After guzzling water during that break, Nadal felt better and was back to playing his unmistakable brand of almost unbeatable clay-court tennis.

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