The Spanish indulgence Rafael Nadal won his 12th title at Roland Garros, the third consecutive, beating Sunday the Austrian Dominic Thiem in four sets 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Opposed to an eye-catching Austrian, convinced of his chances, Nadal won the game, for the 12th time of his career, in 3h01min. With this victory, Nadal becomes the first player in history, men and women alike, to win the same major title twelve times. At 33, the Spaniard now has eighteen Grand Slam crowns to his name and returns to two lengths of the record held by Roger Federer (20).
Nadal wins the first set after a good fight of 53 minutes. After being breaked, the Spaniard chained four games in a row to take the lead in this final.
In the second set, Nadal, who was on his playing games until then, gave in at the worst moment against the exceptional ball length of Thiem who pulls the second set and returns to a round everywhere. Nadal went back in a flash dominating Thiem in the last two sets of the game won 6-1, 6-1.