French Open headlines and quotes - Day 15

Highlights Nadal battles past Schwartzman

Nadal won an 11th French Open title this afternoon after comfortable beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Nadal's win-loss record in Roland Garros finals, which is the best in a Grand Slam final among men in the Open Era, ahead of Sampras (7-0, Wimbledon), Djokovic (6-0, Australian Open) and Borg (6-0, French Open).

Nadal now owns 17 Grand Slam championships.

In 2007, he became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win a hat-trick of Roland Garros titles.

Thiem says he is "confident" his first appearance in a Grand Slam final will not be his last.

A glimmer of hope was when the middle finger on his left hand started to cramp in the middle of the fourth game, causing him to take a salt tablet and have the strapping on his forearm to be removed, which is there to stop the sweat pouring onto his palms.

The victory also allowed the 32-year-old Spaniard to hold onto the No. 1 ranking.

Nadal entered Sunday's final 85-2 lifetime at Roland Garros, and that fact alone put Thiem in a precarious position before the proceedings even got underway.

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Fair enough Thiem was demolished by Nadal in last year's semi-final in Paris but today's seventh seed has added more aggression and self belief to his game.

Another feature was his ridiculously slow play when serving, nearly always over the 25-second limit and sometimes going well into the thirties.

"To win 11 times here - it's fantastic and not something I ever dreamed of".

"I had a lot of months with injury problems, so coming back to win is very special", he said. He took the biggest of big cuts on groundstrokes, his feet leaving the ground as he threw his whole body into them, as if the very outcome - not of any individual point, but the whole shebang - depended on the strength of that one whip of his white racket. That led to 34 winners (eight more than Nadal), but also 42 unforced errors (18 more than Nadal).

From 4-all, 15-all in the opening set, Thiem faltered. A forehand wide. A forehand into the net. Nadal had another massage at 5-2 and he ended Thiem's ordeal on his fifth match point when the Austrian returned long.

Nadal celebrated in relatively low key fashion, but then there is not much novelty value in this.

"It's incredible now, I can't describe my feelings", a sweat-soaked Nadal told the crowd. Despite the expectation ahead of the final, the weather may prove the only victor on Sunday with heavy rain and thunder storms expected around 1500 (1300GMT) when the final is due to start.

After winning 26 of his 27 matches throughout the European claycourt season and 81 of his last 86 sets on clay, there is nothing to suggest Nadal's domination in Paris will end soon.

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