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Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final.

The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer.

Nadal endured a nervy conclusion to the final, however, when he needed treatment in the fourth game of the final set for a finger injury before sealing victory on a fifth match point when Thiem fired a backhand long.

Thiem, who claimed his 10th ATP Tour title after winning in Lyon the week before the French Open, was doing his utmost to keep the match competitive, but the defending champion was relentless in his pursuit of another title and was eventually rewarded.