Debate: is Nadal invincible? Sunday 27 May 2018 - Michael Beattie and Kate Battersby. With 79 wins and just two defeats at Roland-Garros, is an 11th title inevitable for the Spaniard? Michael Beattie: The long and short of it is this: it's Rafael Nadal. The first man to win 10 Grand Slam titles at a single event, a phenom on clay, and seemingly only becoming more dominant. Last year he surged to the feted 'Decima' without so much as dropping a set - 20 in all (Pablo Carreno Busta retired in the second set of their quarter-final) without playing so much as a tiebreak. And he&apos

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Nadal's win-loss record in Roland Garros finals , which is the best in a Grand Slam final among men in the Open era, ahead of Sampras (7-0, Wimbledon), Djokovic (6-0, Australian Open) and Borg (6-0, French Open). Federer's record in Wimbledon finals is 8-3. 50. The number of consecutive sets won on clay by Nadal , breaking the previous record for most consecutive sets won on a single surface by McEnroe, who won 49 on carpet in 1984. Nadal's streak began at Roland Garros last year and was ended by Thiem, who beat the Spaniard in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Op

After Rafael Nadal's 11th Roland Garros triumph, relive each of the Spaniard's championship victories at Roland Garros. Rafa Rolls To 'La Undécima' At Roland Garros. Jun102018.  The World No. 1 exhibited yet another ruthless display of aggression to emerge with the Roland Garros title on Sunday. Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 42 minutes to seize the Coupe des Mousquetaires for an unprecedented 11th time. The Spaniard saves his top level for championship occasions like these, and Sunday's affair on Court Philippe Chatrier was no exception. "Coming back and to have the chance to win in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, and now especially here, it's very emotional for me," said Nadal. "It was a very special moment and wel

BBC tennis reporter at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal is still head and shoulders above the rest of the world on this surface. Only one man now stands between him and 11 French Open victories. It promises to be a cracking final with Dominic Thiem who has to somehow come up with a winning formula. Article Reactions. Like. 26 likes 26.  Post update. Philip Studd. BBC tennis reporter at Roland Garros. Apart from the first set this has been a Rafael Nadal exhibition. He has been supreme in this match. Perhaps for Juan Martin del Potro it is a case of what might have been if he could have taken those chances in the first set. Article Reactions. Like. 55 likes 55.

— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 10 June 2018. However, the King of Clay has been in fine form in Paris, and has dropped just one set on his way to a record-extending 11th title. Thiem, 24, is touted as a potential Grand Slam winner of the future, but was no match for Nadal on his favored surface, with the Spaniard powering to victory in around two and half hours. Nadal has won each of the finals he has contested at Roland Garros, and has won 11 of the last 14 French Open titles. Trends:Rafael Nadal news.

2006 Roland Garros champion. Nadal injured his shoulder during a quarterfinal match against Lleyton Hewitt at the Artois Championships, played on grass at the Queen's Club in London.[40] Nadal was unable to complete the match, which ended his 26-match winning streak. Nadal was seeded second at Wimbledon, and was two points from defeat against American qualifier Robert Kendrick in the second round before coming back to win in five sets.  After his surprise defeat at Roland Garros, Nadal withdrew from the AEGON Championships. It was confirmed that he was suffering from tendinitis in both of his knees.[69] On 19 June, Nadal withdrew from the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, citing his recurring knee injury.[70] Roger Federer went on to win the title, and Nadal consequently dropped back to No. 2 on 6 July 2009.

Nadal's win-loss record in Roland Garros finals , which is the best in a Grand Slam final among men in the Open era, ahead of Sampras (7-0, Wimbledon), Djokovic (6-0, Australian Open) and Borg (6-0, French Open). Federer's record in Wimbledon finals is 8-3. 50. The number of consecutive sets won on clay by Nadal , breaking the previous record for most consecutive sets won on a single surface by McEnroe, who won 49 on carpet in 1984. Nadal's streak began at Roland Garros last year and was ended by Thiem, who beat the Spaniard in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Op

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Match point from Nadal's win over Del Potro in the semifinals at Roland Garros: The Argentine’s strengths were quite apparent in the opening set, one where del Potro frequently posed major questions on Nadal’s service games. In the first game of the match, Nadal went down love-30, but eventually held. Nadal’s kingdom was even more imperiled at 1-all, when del Potro reached love-40. On two of those break points—the one at love-40 and at 30-40—Nadal revealed his deceptive versatility. On the first, he whipped an angled, crosscourt forehand winner. At 30-40, a bold serve and volley, Nadal po

Nadal's first set dropped at Roland Garros since 2015. Cilic v Del Potro in first set tie-break. Halep defeats Kerber 6-7 6-3 6-2.  BBC Sport at Roland Garros. Rafa thought he was going to see the set out before heading back inside. Schwartzman thought otherwise, marching over towards the umpire after that brilliant backhand. The umpire looked at another Roland Garros official to his left, grimaced and knowingly shook his head. A bit like Gary Lineker towards Bobby Robson when Gazza had been booked in the 1990 World Cup semi-final. No pointing to the eye though.

RAFAEL NADAL is bidding for an incredible 11th French Open title and now knows the potential route he will have to go down to win at Roland Garros.  An encounter with Richard Gasquet could be on the cards in the third round. French Open draw: Rafael Nadal is bidding to win an 11th title at Roland Garros (Image: GETTY). Related articles. Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer relationship: World No 1 speaks out. French Open 2018: Who Rafael Nadal will face in first round revealed. Jack Sock or Denis Shapovalov may await the 31-year-old in the last-16 before the tournament intensity steps up a notch in the quarter-finals.

El tenista español superó a Thiem en tres mangas y sumó una hazaña más a su idilio con el Grand Slam de París, un torneo que ha ganado once veces ya Monsieur Roland Garros es don Rafael Nadal Parera. Señor de París. Dueño del Bosque de Bolonia. Amo de la tierra batida. Eterno en la Ciudad de la luz que cada primavera se encarga de iluminar más con su dulce y a la vez salvaje rutina. “No voy a entrar en una espiral de no valorar lo que consigo. No es lógico”, dijo antes de su undécima final en Roland Garros. Haría mal, sí. Porque lo que consiguió hoy en París no es normal: undécimo título tr

RAFAEL Nadal has sent an ominous warning to his French Open rivals, declaring his Roland Garros reign is far from drawing to a close.  RAFAEL Nadal has shown his rivals he’s a long way from being put out to pasture, charging to a three-set, fourth round victory at Roland Garros. Leo Schlink in Paris. Herald SunJune 5, 20188:28am. Video. Image. Rafael Nadal defeats Maximillian Marterer1:13. Tennis: Rafael Nadal made lightwork of Maximillian Marterer in a 3 set defeat at the French Open.

Nadal pocketed his 11th French Open title and second in a row with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria, who was playing in his first career final at a major. “It’s impossible to describe the feeling,” Nadal told John McEnroe on the NBC broadcast after the match. “It’s probably the most important tournament of the year for me because it’s the one I really feel I have more chances, and have the chance to have the trophy again with me is unbelievable.”  Tennis balls pictured during Day 2 of the French Open at Roland Garros. Clive Brunskill, Getty Images. Fullscreen.

The 25-year-old from Georgia was a set down within 26 minutes. He was out of his third Roland Garros just over an hour later, having won only one game in 90 minutes. “I mean, he's a much, much better player than I am obviously,” said the world number 63. “And it's going to take a lot of work if I want to play on centre court and play good match against him. And also his game is something very difficult to handle.". Basilashvili reached the semi-final at the Lyon clay court tournament just before Roland Garros and beat experienced operators Gilles Simon and Victor Troicki on his

Rafael Nadal trains at Roland Garros before the 2016 French Open. Christophe Ena/AP. Dominant athletes are elemental, and their opponents swim against a riptide.  Perhaps the most deflating came at his castle on the grounds of Roland Garros, Court Philippe Chatrier. In the past, Nadal could play somewhere between second and third gear and still Rocky Balboa his way to a win in Paris. Only one person previously beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open – Robin Soderling played a free-swinging match in 2009 to do so – but things were different last year at the clay court major. In the quarterfinals, a familiar opponent in Novak Djokovic was across the net. Nadal had beaten the Serbian in all six of their previous matchups at the French Open, dropping only four

Find breaking news, Roland Garros pictures and Roland Garros videos. Roland Garros Live Results and rankings on beIN SPORTS !  Diego Schwartzman became the first man to take a set off Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros since 2015 in their quarter-final clash. Nadal's Roland Garros streak ended. Top seed Halep into third Roland Garros semi-final. Top seed Halep into third Roland Garros semi-final. Muguruza thrashes Sharapova to reach semis. Muguruza thrashes Sharapova to reach semis. Roland Garros. Thiem crushes Zverev in Paris. Alexander Zverev's best grand slam run came to a juddering halt as Dominic Thiem brushed him aside to reach the last four.

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