Series winner Nadal against Thiem for eleventh Paris title

Series winner Nadal against Thiem for eleventh Paris title

Rafael Nadal can continue his incredible series in Paris and win the French Open for the eleventh time. However, Austrian Dominic Thiem could be a dangerous challenger in his first Grand Slam final. He knows how to beat Nadal.

Should Rafael Nadal He would also be hiring a 45-year-old tennis record today for the eleventh time he wins the French Open. Only the Australian Margaret Court managed to win the same Grand Slam tournament eleven times from 1960 to 1973 at the Australian Open.
However, 23 years after the triumph of his compatriot Thomas Muster, Austrian Dominic Thiem is a dangerous opponent in the final in Paris.
THE WAYS TO FINALE:
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Nadal won 6: 4, 6: 3, 7: 6 (11: 9) against Simone Bolelli ( Italy ), 6: 2, 6: 1, 6: 1 against Guido Pella (Argentina), 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 2 against Richard Gasquet (France), 6: 3, 6: 2, 7: 6 ( 7: 4) against Maximilian Marterer (Nürnberg), 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 2 against Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) and 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 2 against Juan Martin del Potro ( Argentina)
Thiem won 6: 2, 6: 4, 6: 1 against Ilja Iwaschka (Belarus), 6: 2, 2: 6, 6: 4, 6: 4 against Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece), 6: 3, 6: 7 ( 5: 7), 6: 3, 6: 2 against Matteo Barrettini (Italy), 6: 2, 6: 0, 5: 7, 6: 4 against Kei Nishikori (Japan), 6: 4, 6: 2, 6 : 1 against Alexander Zverev (Hamburg) and 7: 5, 7: 6 (12:10), 6: 1 against Marco Cecchinato (Italy)
THE FACTS: Nadal has already won 16 Grand Slam titles, ten of them in Paris. He has had 85 matches at the French Open won, only two lost. The Spaniard, who turned 32 during the tournament, has to win the final, otherwise Roger Federer will be the world’s number one again from Monday – although the Swiss, who has 20 Grand Slam titles, skipped the clay court season. For 24-year-old Thiem it’s the first Grand Slam final. The world number eight is after Thomas Muster, who won the 1995 French Open, only the second Austrian, who has reached a final at one of the four major tournaments.
THE DIRECT COMPARISON: Nadal leads 6: 3, interestingly enough, the three defeats all came on sand: 2016 in Buenos Aires, 2017 in Rome and just a few weeks ago in Madrid. However, the players always refer to the different conditions in Paris , There Nadal won twice: in 2014 in the first match in the second round 6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 3 and in the previous year semi-final 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 0.

WHAT NADAL SAYS: “I have to play my best if I want a chance Sunday is the day to show my best Dominic is one of the players who have the chance to win any tournament they play – especially here in Roland Garros, he’s physically strong, he has the power. ”
WHAT THIEM SAYS: “He’s the big favorite against everybody, but I know how to play him, I have a plan, I’ll try everything to make my plan work out a bit, not just in Madrid or Rome. When I play against Rafa, I’m not the one who has the pressure. ” (AP)
Men’s tableau
Ladies tableau
Direct Comparison Nadal – Thiem on ATP-Homepage Themes follow

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