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French Open headlines and quotes - Day 15
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French Open headlines and quotes - Day 15

Published by , Sunday 06/10/18 21:36

French Open headlines and top quotes on Sunday, the 15th and final day of the 2018 tournament:

Headlines

+ Nadal beats Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in men's final

+ 11th French Open title for the Spaniard

+ Thiem well-beaten in first Grand Slam final

Who's saying what

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

-- Rafael Nadal tries to take in the achievement of winning his 11th Roland Garros crown.

"I am 32, that's how I feel. No, no, you can't fight against age and you can't fight against the watch. The watch keeps going always."

-- Nadal when asked how long he will keep playing.

"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."

-- The great Spaniard did have a scare midway through the third set when he needed treatment on his finger.

"Physically I enjoyed more watching him on the couch."

-- Dominic Thiem jokes that it was easier watching Nadal's French Open finals from home as a child rather than facing him on court.

"Congratulations on winning your 11th title at @rolandgarros, @RafaelNadal! And for continuing to make history while being an example on and off the court."

-- Champions League winners Real Madrid congratulate Nadal on Twitter.

"The legend continues... @RafaelNadal @rolandgarros #11."

-- Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker.

"Dream run continues! Well done, @RafaelNadal, on winning yet another @rolandgarros title, despite an injury scare towards the end."

-- Legendary Indian cricket batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

Numbers up

17 -- Grand Slam titles for Nadal, just three fewer than great rival Roger Federer.

42 -- unforced errors made by Thiem in the final as he stuttered at crucial moments.

Source: AFP

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You can just see the moment when he's like " I may have overrun this. Ahh fuck. Hi Grigor!"
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I love a good Boris story, can never get enough.
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Querrey didn’t make it to 2 consecutive Semis at Wimbledon. He lost to Raonic at the Quarters in 2016
Nicholas Holdsworth Nicholas Holdsworth il y a 2 heures
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The only embarasment it's you and your big mouth!
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It’s a requirement in primary school here. Learning the local language, National language, and English. So it’s not a completely new language but yes our accent is much different than yours.
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