JUST IN: Nadal Wins 11th French Open Title
Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly the King of Clay and he proved that yet again as he raked in his 11th French Open title on Sunday.
He achieved his latest feat on Sunday afternoon in Paris when he beat Austrian, Dominic Thiem in three straight sets of 6-4 6-3 6-2.
During the two-week Grand Slam, Nadal had to did deep to pull through with Diego Schwartzman proving a hard nut to crack in the quarterfinal in which he dropped his first set of the tournament.
For Sunday's final, there was the need for the doctor and the physiotherapist in the sixth game of the third set when Nadal felt tightness in his left arm.
That did not stop him from taking the sixth game after some treatment.
The eighth game was a nervous one as Thiem battled to stay in the match but Nadal was superior.
The king of clay had triumphed once more – this time against the anointed prince.
It is now 17 Grand Slam titles for the Spaniard.