French Open 2019: Nadal Beats Thiem To Claim 18th Grand Slam Title
Rafael Nadal (photo credit: Reuters)

Rafael Nadal has won a historic 12th French Open title and 18th Grand Slam crown with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 win over Dominic Thiem on Sunday.

Concise News reports that Nadal becomes the first player to win the same Slam for 12 times after seeing off Thiem in a repeat of 2018 final.

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The Spaniard, 32, is just two titles 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.