Nadal Joins World Greats With 11th French Open Win

By Ikenga Chronicles June 11, 2018

Nadal Joins World Greats With 11th French Open Win

Rafael Nadal has joined the ranks of the world’s greats after winning his 11th French Open title on Sunday.

He demolished Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4 , 6- 3 , 6-2 despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of Sunday’s final, AFP reports.

The 32-year old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, getting him close to Roger Federer who has got 20 of its kind.

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“It’s really just incredible. I played a great match against a great player,” said Nadal.

“I had tough moment in the third set with cramps in my hand. I was very scared but that’s sport – it was very humid.

“To win 11 times here — it’s fantastic and not something I ever dreamed of.

“It is always my dream to win this trophy, you all know how important the tournament is to me.

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“So I hope to see you all again next year.”

Nadal joins Australia’s Margaret Court as the only player to win 11 titles at the same major.

Victory also took Nadal’s record at Roland Garros to 86 wins and just two losses.