Story of the Day #9 - The final: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem | Roland-Garros 2019

Story of the Day #9 - The final: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem | Roland-Garros 2019. Let's have a focus about the final opposing Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in four sets to win 12th singles title at RG.
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  • The current undoubted emperor of clay and the current crown prince and one day (hopefully not too soon) the king of RolandGarros. I'm a Rafa fan but I love everything about thiems game and attitude.

    Sidhanth MishraSidhanth MishraVor 4 Tage
  • Long live the king of clay

    Tracey MillsTracey MillsVor 29 Tage
  • Nadar genio

    Yamil Brenes RoldanYamil Brenes RoldanVor 4 Monate
  • He's an amazing player and an even more amazing person... Well deserved.. Vamos Rafa!!!!

    AlexAlexVor 4 Monate
  • Bravo Rafa, ahora falta Wimbledom y Us.Open

    Marcelo CastillejoMarcelo CastillejoVor 4 Monate
  • Grande Rafa

  • Este torneo debería ser renombrado : RAFAEL NADAL.☺️

    Libre LibreLibre LibreVor 4 Monate
  • Year 2075 Nadal in a wheelchair and winning Roland Garros again

    sarguerosargueroVor 4 Monate
    • Good one

      Manuela BallenManuela BallenVor 4 Monate

    Marva VidalMarva VidalVor 4 Monate
  • - Cakewalk draw - Zero challenges before final Super tired Domi...playing 4 days in a row. - Fully rested Rafa No one wonder he won.

    sunny dayssunny daysVor 4 Monate
    • 😅

      Caglar CokadarCaglar CokadarVor 4 Monate
  • Rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa King of clay

    Elizabeth SeminarioElizabeth SeminarioVor 4 Monate
  • congrats to win the Rafael Nadal Open :D King of Clay

    Kairi 09Kairi 09Vor 4 Monate
  • The legend continues!!!! Felicidades Rafa!!

    Prime CryptoPrime CryptoVor 4 Monate
  • Last year was better final preview in

    shariff ismailshariff ismailVor 4 Monate
  • I hope Thiem can be a champion of US Open this year.. I like this young man.. such a humble and hardworker.. From a Rafa Fan...!!!

    Lutfi FLutfi FVor 4 Monate
  • Thank you, Rafael Nadal, for writing the sweetest sport’s story ever. You’re an inspiration!!

    William OwiesWilliam OwiesVor 4 Monate
  • fantastic ……..

    Adonis Top of MenAdonis Top of MenVor 4 Monate
  • Hes definitely the king of clay! Congrats rafael nadal

    Marie grace SumbradoMarie grace SumbradoVor 4 Monate
  • пацаны во дворе лучше играют чем этот ваш надаль

    авф фвафвафавф фвафвафVor 4 Monate
  • This is a BEAUTIFUL VIDEO!!!!!!

    edge pushedge pushVor 4 Monate
  • Damn there are crowds just to watch him practice

    Ian DogIan DogVor 4 Monate
  • Everybody in the entire crowd yell “EWWWW”every single time he picks his butt crack. I would love to never see that again in my lifetime.

    joseppi4cinquajoseppi4cinquaVor 4 Monate
  • Thiem will get him for the rest of time.

    B M-YB M-YVor 4 Monate
  • Good to see Uncle Toni is there ! Maybe he's the good luck charm that Nadal needs :)

    88feji88fejiVor 4 Monate
  • Nadal he is great fighter and he's no.1 in the world

    m Norsym NorsyVor 4 Monate
  • Nadal Garros is certainly a very special major. I think the second oldest one after Wimbledon. Awesome history right there and also it’s paramount to preserve the tennis on the original surfaces: grass and clay.

    Ivan Muniz-BrownIvan Muniz-BrownVor 4 Monate
  • Congrats Rafa !Stay healthy always.

    Imelda DelimaImelda DelimaVor 4 Monate
  • No one can replace Nadal as the king of clay/tennis and the most humble man tennis player. BUt I hope that i can go with THiem when Nadal retire. Zasha is also good, but he is less consistent than Thiem?

    Yaya TulhaYaya TulhaVor 4 Monate
  • They should change the name of this open to the Nadal open

    Big JBig JVor 4 Monate
    • Absolutely couldn't agree more

      Manuela BallenManuela BallenVor 4 Monate
  • Bravo 👏 Rafa Nadal... 🤗 🤗 🤗 Saludos desde Perú 🤗

    maju startmaju startVor 4 Monate
  • From now im i will refer the french open as the Nadal Open

    Sai DroidSai DroidVor 4 Monate
    • Agreed. It really should be named that at this point.

      Ashlee WoodsAshlee WoodsVor 4 Monate
  • 👏👏👏congrats Rafal Nadal....u r a Legend💪💪💪👍👍👍unbeatable😘😘🥰😍

    Zaitin Abdul RahmanZaitin Abdul RahmanVor 4 Monate
  • Federer, Djokovic and Thiem are Superman.The kryptonite (supermans ultimate weakness) is the slower clay courts and Nadal which gives him more than enough time to set up and destroy.

    fang. Clarke cfang. Clarke cVor 4 Monate
  • 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸1️⃣2️⃣🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸

    Don de la CruzDon de la CruzVor 4 Monate
  • Bravo Rafa! Amazing, 12 FO. First two sets ,Dominic Thiem really gave you a run for it, but you pulled through and showed them who is the King of clay.

    jamy mukhidjamy mukhidVor 4 Monate
  • El Campeon!!

    Max 3.0Max 3.0Vor 4 Monate
  • Trophy for runner up is so ugly. It looks like a tray from a restaurant.

    Human PsychoHuman PsychoVor 4 Monate
    • I'm joking, I like Thiem too ...

      88feji88fejiVor 4 Monate
    • The tray is for the runner up to collect some french fries at MacD as the consolation prize ..

      88feji88fejiVor 4 Monate
    • It's meant to signify that you get the leftovers, like a doggy bag.

      AmsaAceAmsaAceVor 4 Monate
    • That’s all Thiem deserves lol. 2 time loser.

      Carly MaddisonCarly MaddisonVor 4 Monate
  • thanks God, loveee Nadal...

    fercedez raryfercedez raryVor 4 Monate
  • Now RG finally got it right...short and sweet 😁

    Sidhanth MishraSidhanth MishraVor 4 Monate
  • Al comienzo de este roland garros, dije todos contra Rafael Nadal y volvió a ganar, creo que el próximo año si gana debe retirarse, esto ya es un abuso, que gran deportista eres Rafa.

    Herson OtarolaHerson OtarolaVor 4 Monate

    paul guibrunetpaul guibrunetVor 4 Monate
  • 💋💋💋💋💋 Que orgullo Rafa, que orgullosos estamos de ti.

    Libre LibreLibre LibreVor 4 Monate
  • Rafa next year will broke roger federer grand slams record

    Nazif BrutiNazif BrutiVor 4 Monate
    • @Jeffrey Kaufmann no chance

      DeceptionDeceptionVor 3 Monate
    • You dont think Federer can win another grand slam?

      Jeffrey KaufmannJeffrey KaufmannVor 4 Monate
  • Rafael nadal will win 23 grand slams 14 french open 2 australia open 3 wimbeldon 4 us open vamos rafa

    Nazif BrutiNazif BrutiVor 4 Monate
  • BRAVO, RAFA 👏👏👏 Pozdrav iz Srbije 🇷🇸

    623 236623 236Vor 4 Monate
  • Thiem the loser 😂😂 1-6 1-6

    Pasha 92Pasha 92Vor 4 Monate
  • 12!!!!!!!, 12!!!!...he really is a legend!!!....the best!!, the king!!

  • Nadal broke two records today: Most slams from one Slam man or woman:12 Most Slam finals from one Slam:12.Federer is 2nd with 11 Wimbledon finals.

    Jeffrey KaufmannJeffrey KaufmannVor 4 Monate
    • Plus a 100% win rate in finals appearance at that one slam 😁

      Osama Bin LovinOsama Bin LovinVor 4 Monate
  • The only matador

    Zokha ZokhaZokha ZokhaVor 4 Monate
  • God of clay🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

    georgi aladzhovgeorgi aladzhovVor 4 Monate
  • Good to see uncle Toni there. Happy for you Rafa. More victories for Wimbledon or the US Open and the rest of the year. We pray it'll be injury free.

    Noro ShutNoro ShutVor 4 Monate
    • Look back 5 months u can how terribly Nadal was destroyed by Kjokovic. Grass & hard surface are totally different.

      Human PsychoHuman PsychoVor 4 Monate
    • Indeed, less HC events please. They don't matter as much anymore

      Sidhanth MishraSidhanth MishraVor 4 Monate
  • The Dirty Dozen. With a couple of breadsticks to boot.

    Ramone CricketRamone CricketVor 4 Monate
  • Story Of The Day :No match really. Jokovich should have been in final so that we could see some match Annhilation was always on cards moment Nole lost to Thiem in semis. What a shame for the game that exit of Jokovich because all the pantheons awaited Nadal-Joko final not a tame one-sided affair

    Syed Ameel GardeziSyed Ameel GardeziVor 4 Monate
    • I think you're just disappointed that Thiem ended Novak's hope of getting his bragging rights of 4 in a row .. I do admire Novak's ability too, but as you yourself said before, a win is a win .. you seem to think anyone who wins against Novak must be due to Novak being unfairly disadvantaged but when Novak wins its never due to the opponent being unfairly hampered by things ... Come on, live up to your own words.. a win is a win .. give Thiem due credits ... Thiem is one of the few players who have the ability to penetrate Novak's defence .. he stands a good chance anytime he meets Novak anywhere, not just French Open ...

      88feji88fejiVor 4 Monate
    • @Gherbi Hicham Yes that's why I wanted Nole to play Rafa in final as you always want best 2 featuring. Nole has track record behind him toprove the claim but Thiem has always lost either in semis or finals a bit like a choker tag for SA in cricket on big stage hope you get what I am saying

      Syed Ameel GardeziSyed Ameel GardeziVor 4 Monate
    • Djokovic would have probably lost to Nadal with a heavier score, I still think Thiem would have lost anyway even if he didn't play the Djokovic just a day before but his score would have been a lot closer to what we actually got.

      Gherbi HichamGherbi HichamVor 4 Monate
    • @Sidhanth Mishra Well Back him to hilt but you need to develop an eye to spot the long race horse. Murray and Potro were exceptional in their rights too but never floated at same pedigree as the big3. Give yourself some consolation yet to be a real Slam winner you have to have skills.And endless endurance not just a sharpshooting ability. For me Thiem may hardly win a slam or 2 like Andy Murray but will take a lot of gloss of others taste on the way just to make it sour by losing in finals Come on we need epic rivalries in sport.We can only say once he gets on a roll.Atm I am afraid the sheen was take out of the title.Sorry

      Syed Ameel GardeziSyed Ameel GardeziVor 4 Monate
    • @Syed Ameel Gardezi That tells me you are awed by his power and you should be. But it's not just power. He has wonderful touch and feel. Have you seen his drop shots? The question is how will you counter it? Listen to rafas interview. He worked his way to net and finished points there from good positions. Nole was suicidal. Against thiems power you have to be strategic. Rafa was, Novak was not. The conditions are the same for everyone. Full stop. How do you think Rafa lost a set 6-0 against him and won in 5 sets. If I recall he did the same to Novak once in 2017 (6-0). So you know the power of his ground game. He is a special player. Appreciate his game. Not everyone can do this to two hall of famers.

      Sidhanth MishraSidhanth MishraVor 4 Monate
  • The GOAT

    Leon AnthonyLeon AnthonyVor 4 Monate
  • Hola gente

    Vivi 2007Vivi 2007Vor 4 Monate
  • Now this is where I believe Thiem played a spoilsport by ousting Nole in semis because I believe Nole would have been an ideal finalist to give some fight to Rafa in Final.Given he has already defeated Rafa in 2015 quarters,only the 2nd man to do so in RG mud.Also took him to 5 sets in 2013 semis I guess.Has a decent record on clay. Although Thiem certainly played better in semis aganst Nole and no doubt was a deserved winner but Nole looked perturbed by the conditions more than focusing on his game which he usually is very good at in tough situations I reckon Thiem played a party pooper for Nole because his annhilation was on cards in final and Jokovich would have been a much better fight for Rafa not so the Thiem. Up your intensity Nole in RG.You are indeed a master of your art in other slams already but dust belongs to Vamos Raf. Good luck Nole next year

    Syed Ameel GardeziSyed Ameel GardeziVor 4 Monate
    • @Syed Ameel Gardezi Well I'm mainly putting things in context, I'm not saying it's not deserved, Nadal reached his lowest ranking at the French Open in 2015 since his first grand slam win in 2005, he was playing some terrible tennis by his standards. One needs to point out the colossal effort done by Soderling to win against Nadal in 2009, as he actually took out a version of Nadal that was considered unbeatable, it is by far the most chocking loss of tennis history as well as the biggest upset to date. Djokovic came close in 2013 but let's be honest here, that was a copy of their Australian Open 2012 match, Nadal should have won that match in 4 sets, he was ahead by a break two times in the fourth set and actually served for the match before getting broken and then losing the tiebreak, he won the third set quite comfortably with a 6-1 score, of course all we remember here is Djokovic leading by a break in the fifth set, just like all we remember of their Australian Open match is Nadal winning at 4-2 in the fifth.

      Gherbi HichamGherbi HichamVor 4 Monate
    • @88feji Nadal won today. He is a better tennisplayer. So simple is it.Rafael Nadal won FO 2019 !

      Lena WidegrenLena WidegrenVor 4 Monate
    • Sorry but before this Thiem has beaten Novak on clay too .... he even bageled Novak ... You're underestimating Thiem's ability, Thiem is young so he can still improve and maybe even win grand slams in the future .. Lastly, it part of tennis to cope with the court conditions such as heat, wind, roof, moisture etc .. All tournaments have some challenging elements for the players to cope with, whoever copes the best, wins .. Doesn't that make the player more deserving for his towering resilience as a sportsman ?

      88feji88fejiVor 4 Monate
    • @Gherbi Hicham A win is a win.Why do people forget he took him right down to wire in 2013 semis too and beaten him in other clay tournaments quite a few times. Pointless to bleat about Nadal loss in 2015.Just admire Nole as an all-round package and no one race horse like Thiem.Who don't want to see legends playing on final climax? Is Thiem a legend or what? Nole is a legend folks.Thiem needs to prove his mettle first.Get on the mark first otherwise this game has seen many a punts come and go without any notice. A player of the class of Andy and Potro could not be classed as legends.And Thiem is still a Semis material by far

      Syed Ameel GardeziSyed Ameel GardeziVor 4 Monate
    • The only reason Djokovic won in 2015 was because Nadal was having his worst season ever, Djokovic didn't even win the title that year and lost to Wawrinka, Nadal would have lost to anyone in that tournament, he wasn't himself.

      Gherbi HichamGherbi HichamVor 4 Monate
  • The King is still on the Throne no one can dispute that

    sinikiwe xabasinikiwe xabaVor 4 Monate
  • Thiem: takes 2nd set Nadal: I'm about to end this whole mans career

    sivan fernasivan fernaVor 4 Monate
    • Gherbi Hicham you dont know nothing about tennis

      Karim FerrazKarim FerrazVor 4 Monate
    • They are both on good terms. If you watched last year's US open quarters you know he has the game and mindset (though it's spotty at times). He is getting there and he is close. Rafa has a lot of respect for him both game wise and personally

      Sidhanth MishraSidhanth MishraVor 4 Monate
    • @Gherbi Hicham "Would have"... true stays that he hasn't, and that at 25, he's only won ONE MASTERS 1000 against an old, near-retirement Roger Federer.

      natoskull2natoskull2Vor 4 Monate
    • @M Billa Oh, another thing I forgot... he's supossedly the PRINCE OF CLAY (😂) and hasn't won a SINGLE MASTERS 1000 ON CLAY YET? 🤣🤣🤣 I'll say it as respectful as I can, then... but GTFO of here 😂🤣🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

      natoskull2natoskull2Vor 4 Monate
  • Story of my day: 18:45: wake up

    Facundo González PiantanidaFacundo González PiantanidaVor 4 Monate
  • Sacrificio... Eso hace a un gran jugador. No eligiendo que GS juego y cual no. Eso hace al mejor de todos los tiempos. Esforzándose para mejorar en todas las superficies.. No quedándome en mi zona de confort... Grande Rafa!!! Vamos por los 20 GS!!!!

    LeonLeonVor 4 Monate
  • Current and future king of clay right here.

    mohlodi tshimollomohlodi tshimolloVor 4 Monate
    • @Klamentyne I get what you are saying, and you are right, my mistake.

      mohlodi tshimollomohlodi tshimolloVor 4 Monate
    • There will always be one king, and no more. Thiem can win someday but being a "king" is a different story

      KlamentyneKlamentyneVor 4 Monate
    • @M BillaIt may or may not be next year, but I think thiem is ready to do damage on all surfaces. He does not have the consistency yet but if he focuses on the big events it doesn't matter

      Sidhanth MishraSidhanth MishraVor 4 Monate
    • @M Billa Maybe, maybe not. He might reach a peak form in something like his 30's, and only then win one or a couple of slams. But, with his mental strength, that's at best.

      natoskull2natoskull2Vor 4 Monate
    • @natoskull2 Nadal won't keep playing forever. Thiem will takeover

      M BillaM BillaVor 4 Monate
  • Congrats master nadal vamos.

    chris grigoriadischris grigoriadisVor 4 Monate
  • Rafa gogogo ! !

    EFunEFunVor 4 Monate
  • Vamos!

    Nikki Sto.domingoNikki Sto.domingoVor 4 Monate
Story of the Day #9 - The final: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem | Roland-Garros 2019