World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday evening (June 10) provided the inevitable on Parisian Clay as he defeated Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to once again win the French Open men’s singles crown. The victory extended his legacy at Stade Roland Garros to 11 Coupe des Mousquetaires as the Spaniard retained his top ranking in ATP list. Moments after the win, Twitterati filled the social media site with congratulatory messages for the King of Clay and amid them was former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
Hours after the win, Sachin, who has always been a Roger Federer fan, tweeted, “Dream run continues! Well done, @RafaelNadal, on winning yet another @rolandgarros title, despite an injury scare towards the end.”
Nadal dominated throughout the two hours and 42 minutes of the one-sided battle despite fans cheering more for the Austrian in a bid to bring some change to France. However, towards the middle of the deciding set, he suffered a finger injury for which he immediately took off his wristband. But later returned to win the third set 6-2, not giving any chance to Thiem to take over.