Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

Federer makes winning return in Stuttgart

Thiem's best results also have come on clay.

Rafael Nadal once again proved why he is called the King of Clay as he extended his record at the French Open on Sunday.

In all fourteen French Open appearances combined, Nadal has lost just 25 sets.

But, what about when Father Time opens up opportunities for the rest of the field? Like so numerous pretenders, Thiem just did not have quite the same level of consistency to derail the Spaniard, who ruthlessly targeted his flowing backhand. Nadal's "La Decima" was his 10th French Open, and he managed it without dropping a set throughout the tournament. Per MatchStat, he is 91-24 on the surface since 2015. I played my best match of the tournament, it's unbelievable and I'm very happy'.

I add one more Grand Slam.

But Thiem, unusually standing up to Nadal's first serve, forced two break points in the next game and converted the second with a flashing forehand into the right corner. Despite thinking she may have blown her chance once again, she dug deep, changed her tactics and found an incredible level the rest of the way to leave Sloane Stephens stunned. But as inevitable as the history-making seems, it never ceases to amaze.

Thiem, meanwhile, became confused about how best to exploit the situation. As the players engaged in intense, long-drawn rallies, and only six games of the opening set were over after 40 minutes, there was a feeling that something had to give.

German six-time Grand Slam victor Boris Becker: The legend continues. Two players have succeeded in defeating him, and his body let him down on a third occasion. The German then found some momentum of his own, broke back, and took the second set along with the next two to complete the shock. Eighty-two unforced errors for the Canadian didn't help his cause.

"It's one of those days", Shapovalov said after the match.

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The score may have looked rather routine but there was some drama in the third set when Nadal called for the trainer at 2-1, 30-0. I'm sure in his mind he will want it to be more like that than it was today.

Federer's 11 are at Wimbledon, and if Nadal beats Thiem on Sunday, he'll keep his flawless French final mark; he's never lost in the ultimate match at this event.

A dejected Nadal suffered a stunning loss against Robin Soderling at the French Open.

An edgy Thiem won only one of the first eight points as Nadal, cheered to the rafters when he walked on court, bristled with intent.

"I just missed some close balls, " he said. Federer's record in Wimbledon finals is 8-3.

But that's the best-of-three sets and in different, faster conditions.

The victory saw Federer surpass American legend Pete Sampras becoming the most successful open era male player on grass.

Perhaps just some good natured ribbing.

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