Devastating dominance of Rafael Nadal French Open king
When Dominic Thiem was 11 years old, he watched in awe as a young Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the very first time. Several years later the he faced off against his idol in the 2018 finals at Roland Garros. He lost.
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His opponent put up a good fight—to no avail. Thiem had given it his all but never got his nose in front as Nadal continued his unbeaten record in the final in Paris.
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At the age of 33, the tough to beat Nadal isn’t showing signs of slowing down. He and Federer seem to have developed a new winning formula in what must be the final surge in their incredible careers. It’s working astonishingly well.
And Nadal has proven that he is theworld’s strongest tennis player on a single surface.His fierce rival and friend Roger Federer may readily agree with that notion, even though himself is the leading all time Grand slam leader in the open era. His highest number of slam wins on a single surface, is Wimbledon, where he has won a record 8 times. Not bad at all. But Federer is 38 years old, and Nadal may have a few more years to seriously bridge the currently narrow gap.
The just concluded US Open was a twist of fate and a stroke of perfection for the powerful French open King.
Both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both succumbed to injuries and failed to progress to the final. Leaving the less favoured Spaniard to reach the final and snag the win for his 19th Grand slam.
His opponent, Medvedev put up a good game, but eventually fell to the world number 2, after 5 sets.