Rafael Nadal makes history with 12th French Open title

In a rematch of the 2018 French Open final, Rafael Nadal downed Dominic Thiem to claim his 18th Grand Slam and become the only man or woman to win the same major tournament 12 times. He won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

Nadal has won the past three French Opens. He is 93-2 in his career at Roland Garros and has never lost a French Open final.

Nadal took the first set 6-3, but Thiem held serve in the second to go up 7-5 and break the 10-set winning streak the Spaniard held over him in Paris. Nadal beat Thiem in straight sets in 2018.

With his 18th Grand Slam, Nadal is two shy of tying Roger Federer's record of 20 among men.

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