Rafael Nadal lifts record 11th French Open title

Roland Garros to stay on ITV until 2021

Nadal. the world's No. 1 player, has 17 career Grand Slam titles, now three behind Roger Federer for most all-time.

In an interview yesterday, Nadal said, he will have to "play his best" to beat Dominic Thiem in Sunday's French Open final and secure an 11th Roland Garros title.

Sunday marked the first time Nadal had faced a player from a younger tennis generation in a Grand Slam final.

Sunday's championship victory was as convincing and efficient a Grand Slam title as nearly any other in Nadal's epic career.

The Spaniard also won the title without losing a set, becoming the third man to do so in the Open era after Ilie Nastase and Borg.

Thiem save three break points to hold his service into the third set, but the "King of Clay" responded by fully exhibiting his powerful forehand for astute winners. He continued his momentum following the medical timeout, and managed to convert his fifth match point on Thiem's poor backhand in the eighth game.

Thiem reacted well to going a break down, setting up two break points of his own with a crosscourt forehand and claiming the second with another forehand victor.

"I am sure you will win here in the next couple of years", Nadal told Thiem afterward.

Roland Garros to stay on ITV until 2021

The world No 1 is looking for a record-extending 11th triumph at Roland Garros having won all 10 of his previous finals in the French capital.

Thiem found some life and threatened with a break point in the seventh game, but Nadal broke his pace with a drop shot and finished it off with a passing shot, holding for 5-2. Closing his eyes for a brief moment to take in the sounds all around him, Nadal rejoined to reality as he always does, turning to the crowd and applauding with them.

But beating an imperious Nadal at his favorite slam was too big an ask for the 24-year-old.

Thiem is playing at his limit just to stay in touch.

Nadal has never lost at Roland Garros following an opening set victory.

But in Austria's Thiem, he faces the only man to have beaten him on clay inside the last two years - doing so at the Italian Open a year ago and this year's Madrid Open.

According to Daily Express, the Met Office say that there is a 70 percent chance of rain by 4 pm (7:30 pm in India) and the showers may remain till 9 pm (00:30 am in IST).

Trump signals willingness to back bill easing pot regulation
The STATES Act would give states the right to self-determine cannabis laws without the looming threat of federal interference. The bill also would legalize industrial hemp nationwide.

Related News:

  • China Holds Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting Opposite G7 Summit

    China Holds Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting Opposite G7 Summit

    Xi was hosting leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the coastal city of Qingdao over the weekend. SCO members include China , Russia, India , Pakistan , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
    The amusing  and heartbreaking trailer drops for HBO's Robin Williams documentary

    The amusing and heartbreaking trailer drops for HBO's Robin Williams documentary

    Martin then acknowledges that Williams, on stage, was "a master", but "off stage, it felt like he was holding himself together". The trailer for Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is out and it will leave any Robin Williams fan emotional.
    Hitman 2 Announced For PS4, Xbox One And PC, Releasing This November

    Hitman 2 Announced For PS4, Xbox One And PC, Releasing This November

    We were all anxious and excited for IO Interactive a year ago when they announced that they had become an independent studio. What is Hitman 2 about though? Given the last Hitman shook the plot up, it will be intriguing to see where this series goes.
  • Body found after gator pulls woman into south Florida lake

    Body found after gator pulls woman into south Florida lake

    Authorities warn that gators are "opportunistic feeders", meaning that they will generally snap onto anything that gets near them. Authorities closed the park Friday. "So you're not shocked this happened, not at all, but heartbreaking", Ramasaran said.
    Eunice Gayson, the First Bond Girl, Dies at 90

    Eunice Gayson, the First Bond Girl, Dies at 90

    Connery first uttered the iconic introduction, "Bond, James Bond ", to Gayson's character in that movie, according to the BBC . She also appeared in episodes of 1960 TV series The Avengers and The Saint , which starred future Bond actor Sir Roger Moore.

    Trump calls for return of Russian Federation to the G7 ‘table’

    Merkel said on Saturday there must first be progress on a Ukraine peace plan before there is any talk about readmitting Moscow. She said: "Where we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so, and air the issue openly and frankly".
  • Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Takes Back Title of World's Top-Earning Athlete

    Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Takes Back Title of World's Top-Earning Athlete

    Well Mayweather, Ronaldo and Tiger Woods are the only three athletes to top the best-paid list over the past 18 years. The final golfer in the top 100 is Justin Thomas , with $26m. "She's more popular than ever with corporate sponsors".
    McGregor was planning to fight RDA, and not Khabib

    McGregor was planning to fight RDA, and not Khabib

    McGregor has not fought for UFC since November 2016, although he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr.in a boxing match in August 2017. But The Champ was more interested in a "Money Fight" with the lightweight fighter Nate Diaz .
    Warriors vs. Cavs: breaking down the NBA championship finals - Explica®

    Warriors vs. Cavs: breaking down the NBA championship finals - Explica®

    Paul and James are longtime friends, and the prospect of the two teaming up to contend for a championship has always been rumored. Cleveland held a 19-4 advantage on the offensive glass, getting seven offensive rebounds in the first half to the Warriors' none.
  • Donald Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7 grouping

    Donald Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7 grouping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping , speaking after Rouhani, expressed "regret" that Washington had withdrawn from the nuclear deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned about the threat U-S unilateralism poses to the world.
    Anderson Cooper's tribute to his friend Anthony Bourdain

    Anderson Cooper's tribute to his friend Anthony Bourdain

    A US government report released Thursday found suicide rates inched up in almost every USA state from 1999 through 2016. For one episode of his popular CNN series " Parts Unknown ", Anthony Bourdain traveled to western MA to interview Dr.
    Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title

    Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title

    James played in every game for Cleveland - 82 in the regular season (something he'd never done before) and 22 in the playoffs. This summer, LeBron James holds a player option he could use to leave Cleveland - and many expect him to .


Most liked

Formula One: Vettel replaces Hamilton atop standings with Canada triumph
Even given the new engine Vettel had the pace of the field and managed his one-stop race untroubled to the flag. Stroll and Hartley's coming together saw the safety auto deployed but that was the extent of the drama.

EA Play 2018: New Origin Access Premiere plan announced
For football fans, the announcement also carried huge news for those who are looking forward to the next Madden game. Indeed, EA promises, Origin Access Premier subscribers will get first play of its new games, before everybody else.

BlackBerry presented the new mobile business class
BlackBerry is using the secondary rear shooter as a telephoto zoom, similar to the iPhone X, and enabling portrait mode shots too. Moreover, it has a new dedicated "Speed key" that lets you launch apps by pressing it and the letter assigned to the app.

Cristiano Ronaldo Revealed as Federation Internationale de Football Association 19's Cover Star
There isn't a Manchester United fan on the planet who wouldn't love to see Cristiano Ronaldo line up for the Red Devils again. The widespread rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid are refusing to die down.

Kim has a 'one-time shot'
Kim has the "opportunity the likes of which, almost, if you look into history, very few people have ever had", Trump said. When asked what he was doing to prepare, the president said he doesn't have to "prepare very much".

Pre-cut melon likely cause of Salmonella outbreak — CDC
Young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to severe illness. IL cases range in age from 23 to 87 years and have been reported in all regions of the state.

Buffett And Dimon: No More Quarterly Profit Forecasts
Quarterly results are influenced by the weather, commodity prices and other factors beyond the control of CEOs, Dimon said. Two of Wall Street's harshest bitcoin critics are once again warning investors of the dangers of bitcoin.

After days of insults, Trump and Trudeau pal around at G7
State news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying, "We are putting the emphasis on other formats". Trump called for Russia's reinstatement to the group before he arrived at the annual summit taking place in Quebec.

Putnam’s office failed to do background checks for a year
Florida Democrats say the "damning and disturbing" report from the Times should disqualify the Republican from being governor. A Putnam spokesman said Friday that the employee responsible for the problem had been fired.

Dillian Whyte set for heavyweight clash with Joseph Parker in July
The Bulgarian said last week he was "95 percent sure" that the fight would take place in Sofia in August. Parker dropped a unanimous decision and relinquished his WBO heavyweight title.

Vettel ends Ferrari's 17-year wait for Canada pole
So, great to carry momentum we've had in qualifying so far this year, even though the last race was a little bit less so. Red Bull's Max Verstappen pipped Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix .

Celebrity Chef, CNN Host Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France Hotel
Bourdain leaves behind a teenage daughter Ariane , from his relationship with his ex-wife Ottavia Busia . I just don't think we can afford her. "I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart", he added.

The SEC and Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Eye Crypto Securities — Blurred Lines
As a broker-dealer, Coinbase will officially be regulated by the SEC as well as FINRA . Some of Coinbase's competitors, like Binance, trade more than 200 different coins.

How to beat plastic pollution on World Environment Day
The Gujarat Pollution Control Board, despite criticism from the high court, is not equipped to deal with plastic pollution. Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute.

Nyantakyi apologises to Akufo-Addo, resigns
Before the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, Nyantakyi was accused of signing a $170,000-deal for Ghana to play in a friendly organised by match fixers.