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French Open Final 2018; Rafael Nadal clinches his 17th Grand Slam Title

French Open Final 2018; Rafael Nadal clinches his 17th Grand Slam Title

Ranked No.1 Tennis player Rafael Nadal ‘aka’ Rafa dominated Rank No.8 D. Thiem single handly and won his 17th Grand Slam title-French Open 2018. Previously he has won this title in (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017). Nadal is the only player who has created an all-time record of winning eleven French Open titles. Nadal won four consecutive titles from 2005 to 2008 and an open era record of five consecutive titles from 2010 to 2014. In this game, Nadal beat Thiem by 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 and hold his 17th Grand Slam Title. Before the game, the match was assuming 50-50 in admiration of both the players. D.thiem, who was fighting to win his second French Open Title in his career had priorly defeated Italy’s Top-seed Marco Cecchinato in the semis. After winning this Title Nadal is only three Grandslam Titles away to break Serbian Player Roger Federer’s record of winning 20 Grand Slam in his career till yet.

Before this game, Nadal has a 6-3 advantage in their nine matches. At it was a coincidence that all have been played on clay. In Paris, they’ve played twice in 2014, in the second round – when Rafa won by 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 and later last year in the semifinals. Then the Spaniard won 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. D. Thiem has won thrice; In Buenos Aires (2016), Rome (2017) and most recently in Madrid. While Rome and Madrid were straight sets wins for the Australian Seed.

At first, Thiem wins the coin toss and chooses to receive. Rafael Nadal starts off with a comfortable handle of serve. Barely bothered. He did a Positive start from a Tennis Player point of view. First-two games of the first set were easily won by Rafael Nadal and he was going to take a big lead over Thiem, then the game turnout and D.Thiem counter backs and levels with 2-2. Three errors in a row made an upset points for Thiem as he lost the first set by 6-4. However, this set took 57 minutes to complete. Starts off by missing a volley and then more errors follow from the back.

In the second set, Rafa collects his form and showed his Brilliant Backhand and Front-hand performance. Nadal scrambled on the backhand and the slide to get it back falters. In the third set, Nadal showed a quick hold of serve. Despite the concern of injury to his hand, he was hitting away well. Even on a point that goes the distance, Rafa with smart groundstrokes from the back before closing out the point at the net. And Rafa won it in his own style…


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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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