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.  The victory at Roland Garros marked the second time that Nadal had won the French Open without dropping a set. In June, Nadal entered the AEGON Championships, which he had won in 2008. He was defeated by compatriot Feliciano López in the quartefinals.

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And at the French Open, Nadal is particularly devastating. After rolling through seven rounds of play this year and taking out Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday’s final, Nadal is now 86-2 at Roland Garros, winning a record 11 titles—winning more than any other male player in history has won any other Slam. (For perspective, inevitably: Roger Federer is 91-11 with eight titles on his preferred milieu, the grass of Wimbledon.)

PARIS — Though it seems the right thing to do at this stage, there is no plan to retire the Coupe des Mousquetaires, the trophy that goes to the winner of the men’s singles title at the French Open. Rafael Nadal has all but taken permanent possession of it, hoisting it high and biting down on its handle for the 11th time after defeating Dominic Thiem, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, in the final on Sunday. But the French are, in a sense, retiring the historic stadium in which Nadal has established his historic dominance.

Rafael Nadal has won the French Open ten times. Nadal, 31, is the most successful player in Roland-Garros history having lifted the title in 10 of the last 13 years. He is set to go for number 11 in 2018 but there will be some new, different players going for glory. That’s because Roland-Garros is going to be hosting tennis’ first esports competition - Roland-Garros e-series by BNP Paribas. Things get underway in April with qualifiers being held across the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany, China, India and Brazil on the Tennis World Tour game. Winners will then travel for the finals at Roland

Top seed Rafael Nadal will bid for an 11th French Open title after breezing past Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals.  "I am very happy to be back in the final here at Roland Garros. For me it's incredible," said Nadal. "It's impossible without hard work and going through tough moments. "You have to be focused and keep your passion for the game. I never dreamed in 2005 when I played my first final here that I would be in another one." Thiem, 24, will contest his first major final after beating unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato in straights sets earlier on Friday. How do you beat Nadal on clay? Thiem ends Cecchinato's fairytale run. Live scores, schedule and results.

Nadal is 86-2 at Roland Garros. In 2009, he famously lost his first match at the tournament, falling to Robin Soderling in the round of 16 while battling tendinitis in his knees. In 2015, he was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.  But both the NCAA tournament and French Open are notorious for their randomness, and both Nadal and those Bruins controlled their respective events for amounts of time that spanned entire childhoods. After 1975, however, it took UCLA another 20 years to win a title; Rafa appears healthy enough that perhaps he could keep this going for another decade. The forecasts have been awfully hard to read recently.

Rafael Nadal improved to 11-0 in French Open semifinal matches, and he will face Dominic Thiem in the Grand Slam final on Sunday.  PARIS -- When it comes to the red clay of Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has been nothing short of perfection. Nadal routed No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 on Friday to improve to 11-0 in French Open semifinal matches. Editor's Picks. If anyone can take down Rafa at Roland Garros, it's Dominic Thiem. The French Open is Rafael Nadal's yard, but come Sunday, Dominic Thiem will be ready to yank the tablecloth out from under the King of Clay. Rafael Nadal's winning strategy is not for everyone.

Nadal cruises at Rolan Garros1:19. French Open: He is tough to beat at any time, but beating Rafael Nadal at the French Open is nearly impossible. The Spaniard beat Guido Pella in straight sets. May 31st 2018. 6 months ago. /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/Tennis news and galleries/. What a guy.Source:AP. DEFENDING champion Rafael Nadal easily beat Richard Gasquet once again, reaching the fourth round of the French Open with a crushing 6-3 6-2 6-2 win on Sunday morning (AEST).

Nadal’s win extends his record of titles at the French Open to 11, and means he has won 17 Grand Slams in total, just three behind Swiss great Roger Federer. Nadal, 32, returned to action following a three-month layoff, after a hip injury forced him to retire from the Australian Open in January. It never gets old, does it @RafaelNadal? The King of Clay captures his 11th Roland-Garros title 6-4 6-3 6-2. Rien n'arrête Rafa ! 11e titre pour l'Espagnol ici à Roland-Garros et son 57e titre sur terre-battue. 👉 https://t.co/xP28FRO671 pic.twitter.com/UzI4tcyikb. — Roland-Garros (@rolandgar

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal surged into the French Open quarter-finals, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. In yet another ominous performance, Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to a 10th Roland Garros crown. "I'm happy because Roberto is a very good player. It's very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time," said Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday.

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem live with Eurosport. The match starts at 15:00 on 10 June 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem. Get all the latest on Tennis: fixtures, results and tables. Eurosport Player: watch Rafael Nadal - Dominic Thiem French Open in live video. 30. Highlights. Remove.  RAFA RECAP: Rafael Nadal made light work of Juan Martin del Potro to reach the French Open final. Highlights: Rampant Rafa brushes Del Potro aside. 13.50.

The 11-time Roland Garros champion, who took home Euros 2,200,000 for the victory, applauded his younger opponent, "Dominic played great and I am sure he'll win here in the next couple of years. He's a good player and an even better person." Download The Times of India News App for Latest Sports News .  Backing Nadal to win French Open final even at 75 percent: Boris Becker. Rafael Nadal eyes 11th French Open title, faces Dominic Thiem in final. 1 Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title. 2 No. 1 without a Grand Slam is not 100 percent: Simona Halep. 3 Backing Nadal to win French Open final even at 75 percent: Boris Becker.

PARIS — Another French Open victory, and more career milestones for Rafael Nadal. With a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win Monday against up-and-coming German Maximilian Marterer, Nadal moved into the quarterfinals and past Jimmy Connors on the all-time list of match-winners at majors. Connors won 233. Nadal has 234. Advertisement. Just Novak Djokovic, with 244 Grand Slam wins, and Roger Federer, with 332, are ahead of Nadal. Get Sports Headlines in your inbox: The most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Sign Up. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here.

Roland-Garros 2018 - Final. (1) Rafael Nadal vs (7) Dominic Thiem. STREAMS. ↑ Streaming in the top bar. ROLAND-GARROS. Schedule, Scoreboard, Radio RG, Draws (MS, WS, MD, WD, XD), Bracket Contest. DAILY THREADS.  5.04PM: Nadal holds to to take a 2-0 sets lead, now a set away from another French Open title. Nadal 6-4, 6-3. THIRD SET.

Nadal and Del Potro will be facing each other for the 15th time in their careers when they clash in the French Open semifinals on Friday. The head-to-head series stands at 9-5 in favor of the Spaniard, who has gone up against Del Potro only twice on clay and predictably won both of those meetings (7-5, 6-3, 6-2 at the 2007 French Open and 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(0) with home-court advantage in the 2011 Davis Cup final).  The Argentine’s second appearance in the Roland Garros semis looked far from a sure thing prior to the beginning of this fortnight, and not just because clay a less favorable surface for him than a hard court.

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