Dominic Thiem hails 'awesome' King of Clay Nadal after French Open defeat

14 June, 2018, 11:41 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Rafael Nadal into French Open finals against Dominic Thiem

But once a competive first set went the way of the world number one, the plan became damage limitation and Nadal's "undecima" never looked in any doubt.

"I had tough moment in the third set with cramps in my hand". What is in my mind now is I won a very important title for me.

"It's really incredible. I played a great match against a great player", said Nadal. "But in the end, it was not too hard". Thiem was hammering every ball that he could, and Nadal was responding with his classic clay court defense.

"It's definitely one of the best things somebody ever achieved in sport", Thiem told reporters.

The curtain falls on the 117th edition of the French Open.

Nadal's latest triumph also moves him to within three of Roger Federer's leading 20 grand slam titles.

By 15, he had turned professional and, two years later, won his first match against Federer. Thiem and the man he beat in the quarterfinals, 21-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany, are the two most well-rounded rising stars in the game.

Paris - If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd have to amend his belief that death and taxes are life's only certainties and add a third - Rafael Nadal winning the French Open.

Roland Garros runner-up Dominic Thiem also improved his ranking by a solitary rung, finding himself in the seventh spot.

Thiem failed to do what Simona Halep had done the other night as Nadal raced away to win the second set as well.

His picking at the rear of his shorts and mopping of his brow, aligned with his obsessive devotion to lining up his water bottles, are parts of the Nadal DNA. A volley into the net.

Nadal now leads 2-0 in the second set, having won the first set 6-4.

The Spaniard dominated his opponent by sharpening up his forehand and unleashing wicked winners before another break of serve meant the red carpet was ready to be rolled out at 5-2. Thiem stayed with Nadal in the early going on a steamy afternoon.

Nadal won the second set in 53 minutes.

"I'd like to dedicate this victory to Jana Novotna", said Krejcikova in honor of her compatriot and 1998 Wimbledon champion who died of cancer in November previous year at age 49. "I was not (in) control of my finger".

On Sunday, Thiem was right out there at Court Philippe Chatrier, too, making his initial appearance in a major final, swapping shots with that very same Nadal. At the following changeover, he was given a salt pill by a doctor and had his left forearm massaged by a trainer. She loves the game, no question that we'll give her time off, go back enjoy herself in Bucharest.

Shortly, he'd be holding the silver trophy, the one he knows so well, and crying.

Thiem was considered the stiffest test for Nadal at the French Open and understandably so.

The crowd responded at the mention of 2005, initially offering polite applause.

The Austrian is one of just three players to down Nadal on clay at least three times. The crescendo rose to a full-throated roar for 2017.


  • Please, NASA, don’t take my moon dust away

    Please, NASA, don’t take my moon dust away

    One test found that the dust "mineralogy is consistent with the known composition of lunar regolith", according to the suit. As for Cicco, her lawsuit is ongoing, and her vial of moon dust is being held in a safe location, according to the Post .
    Trump Declares Oil Prices 'Too High,' Blames OPEC

    Trump Declares Oil Prices 'Too High,' Blames OPEC

    Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia are set to open the football world cup, which kicks off in Russian Federation on Thursday. President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted about oil prices , stating "Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again".
    How social media reacted to England's defeat to Scotland

    How social media reacted to England's defeat to Scotland

    Morgan confirmed England will agree to Australia's request, with the hosts ready to help advance a positive view of the sport . The end result is that neither the captain nor the vice-captain that led the country last time round will be playing.
  • Vivo officially launches the Vivo NEX starting from ~RM2394

    Vivo officially launches the Vivo NEX starting from ~RM2394

    A SIM card tray is accessible from the bottom of the Vivo NEX , and that's where you'll find the phone's loudspeaker as well. Vivo has managed to achieve an insane 91.24% screen-to-body ratio, which no other manufacturer achieved in the past.
    White House Economic Adviser Kudlow Suffers Heart Attack

    White House Economic Adviser Kudlow Suffers Heart Attack

    Kudlow, a longtime television commentator, has been a staunch defender of Trump's much-criticized stance on global trade. He previously worked as a host on CNBC , and before that as a banker and economic adviser in the Reagan administration.
    London Breed to become San Francisco's first black female mayor

    London Breed to become San Francisco's first black female mayor

    The old notion of a "Tale Of Two Cities" is to clique at this point. "I am so hopeful about the future of our city", she said. Leno could have been the first openly gay mayor of San Francisco, a city that's always been on the forefront of LGBTQ rights.
  • Tesla to Cut 9% of Workers Across Company

    Tesla to Cut 9% of Workers Across Company

    The CEO wrote that those Tesla employees working in Home Depot locations would be offered the chance to work at its own stores. Yesterday, Elon Musk revealed Tesla is to cut 9% of its workforce, in a move that'll see thousands of people lose their jobs.

    Final Fantasy XIV is Getting a Monster Hunter World Crossover This Summer

    The latest Monster Hunter: World crossover will see Final Fantasy 14's Behemoth come to the game, so good luck with that fight. Final Fantasy XIV launched in 2010, but players and critics lamented its lack of content and poor gameplay.
    2018 iPhones' prices revealed: iPhone X you can finally afford

    2018 iPhones' prices revealed: iPhone X you can finally afford

    That's longer and wider than the current iPhone X, which measures 143.6 x 70.9 mm (5.65 x 2.79 inches). In 2017 Apple was said to receive orders of about 100 million iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X production units.
  • Johnson regains World No.1 ranking

    Johnson regains World No.1 ranking

    A T13 at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and a deep finish yesterday to be third in Memphis has Holmes trending. Open title having triumphed two years ago. "Winning this week has given me more confidence than being number one in the world".
    Activision Update Their FAQ Regarding The BLOPS IIII Season Pass

    Activision Update Their FAQ Regarding The BLOPS IIII Season Pass

    However, the bigger news is you can't buy the standard edition of the game and then buy the Season Pass separately. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is running at over 160 frames-per-second on Activision's demo PCs at this year's E3.
    Tesla culling 9% of staff as it chases profits

    Tesla culling 9% of staff as it chases profits

    The report comes amidst other significant news becoming public, that the company is laying off almost 10% of its workforce. Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought 72,500 shares of his company this week, according to Security and Exchange Commission filings.


Mane 'very happy' at Liverpool amid Real Madrid links
I don't feel any pressure. "Now's the moment to focus on putting in a good and successful World Cup with Senegal". I want to win trophies, especially the Champions League ", he told Salzburger Nachrichten .

Rising fuel prices spur inflation in May
The rate of inflation was unchanged last month at 2.4% despite a surge in fuel costs, according to official figures. Based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), the retail inflation was at 4.58 per cent in the preceding month, April.

Wetherspoon to stop selling champagne ahead of Brexit
Pub chain Wetherspoon is to sell more drinks from the United Kingdom and non-EU brewers in the run up to Brexit . Under the plan, British wheat beer and alcohol-free beer will replace the current beers brewed in Germany.

Surface Pro Now At Its Lowest Price Ever
The Surface Pro is no stranger to deals, but prior to today the cheapest price we've seen for it has been $670 (back in April). It's supposed to be an affordable Windows 10 PC that would compete directly against Chromebooks and Apple's iPad .

Instagram Adds Shopping Feature To Story Updates
Brands can now add shopping bag stickers within the story , which users can then tap on to view the product. Today, via their blog, Instagram announced that they are expanding the shopping functionality to Stories .

A third of American adults take prescription drugs that can cause depression
About 15% of adults who took three or more of such medications experienced depression compared to 7% for those only taking one.

China the victor from the Trump-Kim deal
The exercises are meant to ensure that South Korean and USA troops are ready to respond to sudden North Korean aggression. Pompeo also said Trump had been "unambiguous" in his conversations with Kim regarding the suspension of joint U.S.

Jaguar E-Pace adds 'self learning' Smart Settings and 200PS petrol engine
Adaptive Dynamics uses continuously variable damper technology with a triple-tube design and externally mounted hydraulic valves. The filters are integrated into the after-treatment system and trap ultrafine particulates as the exhaust gases pass through.

Polio Returns To Venezuela 30 Years After Last Known Case, Report Says
According to the PAHO, the case of polio was discovered among an isolated and impoverished indigenous group. A deadly and highly infectious disease that was thought to be eradicated has returned to Venezuela.

Whataburger: El Paso not affected by white buns, Texas Toast quality issues
The chain says it is not a food safety issue but rather the current product isn't meeting the company's "high-quality standards". Raising Cane's also announced all of its Texas restaurants are not serving Texas toast due to a bun issue.