Nadal improved to 93-2 for his career at the clay court major, having won four in a row from 2005-08, five in a row from 2010-14, and now three in a row. The fourth-ranked Thiem, meanwhile, is still seeking his first Grand Slam title.
SUNDAY'S WEATHER Partly cloudy. High of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). SUNDAY'S RESULTS Men's final: No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat No. 4 Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. STAT OF THE DAY 12 — The number of French Open titles that Nadal has won — making him the first man or woman to win the same major tournament 12 times.
QUOTE OF THE DAY "You can't be frustrated all the time because the neighbor has a bigger house than you or a bigger TV or better garden." — Nadal, after his 18th Grand Slam title, when asked if he's thinking about catching Roger Federer's men's record of 20 majors.
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