Rafael Nadal has once again proved why he is the King of Clay as he lorded over Austria's Dominic Thiem and beat him 6-3, 5-7, 1-6,6-1 in the final of French Open 2019. With this, Nadal won his 12th title at the Roland Garros. Nadal beat Dominic Theim for the second consecutive year in French Open final. This is Rafael Nadal's 18th Grand Slam title overall. He is now behind only Swiss great Roger Federer in terms of most number of Grand Slams won by a player in Men's Singles tennis. Rafael Nadal Wins French Open 2019, Beats Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1 to Claim 12th Title at Roland Garros, 18th Overall Major.
Spain's 'Raging Bull' holds the record for the most number of Grand Slams won by a player on clay or any one surface and has now taken his tally to an unprecedented 12th Roland Garros trophy. Twitter has gone berserk after Nadal's victory at the French Open.
Read the Reaction on Nadal's Victory in the Tweet Below
— Anushka🌸 (@WawrinkaFanGirl) June 9, 2019
RAFA is Unstoppable Indeed
— KDJ (@KDJ_tennis) June 9, 2019
Nadal and French Open: A Match Made on Clay
Big congrats to Rafael #Nadal on his 12th #rolandgarros title. Mind-bending achievement! He only won 50% baseline points (67/134) v #Thiem... yet ran away with the match. He beats you so many ways. 🎾🇪🇸👏👏 pic.twitter.com/A8SPD6NzsJ
— Craig O'Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) June 9, 2019
RAFA is 93-2 at Roland Garros
— Jaya Surya (@AJayaSurya006) June 9, 2019
All Hail King Nadal
12th Roland Garros for @RafaelNadal
Once a King
— Jithin.K (@JithinK94134321) June 9, 2019
That Winning Moment
— Caprice Montepara (@_Love_Caprice) June 9, 2019
Nadal on His Dream Surface
— Mauro (@ocampo_mm) June 9, 2019
Nadal Had Sweet Words to Say For Dominic Thiem
Rafa on Thiem: Dominic, Sorry. You are one of the best examples on tour. Very hardworking, always with a smile on your face, a good person. Thanks for being a great inspiration for me & for the kids around the 🌏.
— Sakshi Gupta (@sakshi2929) June 9, 2019
The 33-year-old Rafael Nadal has a phenomenal record on clay and especially at Roland Garros. The Spaniard's record at the French Open is mind-boggling. His career record here is 93-2, which means he has lost only two matches at the French Open since 2005. As they say, Nadal and French Open is a match made in heaven. Replace heaven with clay in Nadal's case.