French Open 2019: Men's Final Winner, Score and Twitter Reaction

David KenyonFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2019

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during Day fifteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 09, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal continued his dominance at Roland-Garros, defeating Dominic Thiem in four sets to win the 2019 French Open.

The victory marked the Spaniard's third straight French Open title and 12th overall at the famed clay courts. Nadal has now defeated Thiem in consecutive years, too.

After winning the first set 6-3 and losing the second 7-5, Nadal took control of the match. His 6-1, 6-1 finish left no doubt of the superior player for Sunday's showdown in Paris.

Juliet Macur @JulietMacur

At the awards ceremony for the French Open, Rafael Nadal said to Dominic Thiem: “You’re a good person, and that’s the most important thing...Thanks for being a good example to young people everywhere.”

Thiem simply had no answer for Nadal once he was more aggressive at the net during the last two sets.

Of course, some shots were just untouchable.

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

Finding another level. Nadal inching closer to that 12th Roland-Garros title... #RG19 https://t.co/4VFOzQffNP

Unfortunately for the Austrian, self-inflicted mistakes only compounded Nadal's excellence. Thiem grew frustrated as the match progressed, continually making unforced errors.

The fourth set was full of such errors, including match point.

Matthew Willis @MattRacquet

Nadal's volley backspins into the net... Thiem: 👍 @Eurosport_UK #RolandGarros https://t.co/uz1IsFlQco

Despite a Nadal title on the clay basically feeling inevitable, he still dropped to the ground in pure elation.

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

23 wins in a row at Roland-Garros… @RafaelNadal wins his 12th title in Paris 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 over Dominic Thiem. 🎾 https://t.co/uLebPf6COb #RG19 https://t.co/yEoAq1ghdE

Nadal's career record at Roland-Garros is sensational, and it's only getting more impressive by the year. In addition to improving to 93-2 for his career at the French Open, he set an all-encompassing record for titles.

Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg

Though the conclusions can seem quite forgone, more emotion from Nadal than usual after that win. His invincibility here can be taken for granted, but winning the French Open 12 times is hard, y’all! #RG19

Nadal shared high praise for his counterpart after the match.

As Nadal celebrates his 18th career Grand Slam victory, he now trails Roger Federer by just two for the most singles titles ever.


Follow Bleacher Report writer David Kenyon on Twitter @Kenyon19_BR.