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Nadal sweeps to 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

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Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their men's singles final match in Paris on Sunday. AFP

Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria's Dominic Thiem.

The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in a repeat of the 2018 final.

Nadal is now just two behind Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 majors and three ahead of Novak Djokovic who was knocked

out by Thiem in the semi-finals.

 

 

Agence France-Presse