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By Saj Chowdhury

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  1. Au revoir clay and hello grass

    That is that.

    Nadal closes out the clay season with victory and Dan Evans opens the grass-court season with a win.


    Stick with the BBC throughout the grass-curt season. We will have TV coverage of Queen's (Andy Murray's return to tennis) and Eastbourne.

    And then it is, of course, Wimbledon. Full coverage of this Grand Slam behemoth on TV, radio and online.

  2. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal

    And here's more from our champion: "Dominic, sorry you are one of the best examples we have on tour a very hard worker always with a smile on your face and a good person.

    "Thanks for being a great inspiration for me and for a lot of small kids around the world i know how tough it is to lose finals but thats sport if i want to lose to someone it would be you because you deserve it well done and keep going - you will win this for sure.

    "Thank you to everyone at Roland Garros. It's the best tournament in the world.

    "Thanks to my team and family. Not long ago we didn't know if we could compete here it means a lot to me. thanks for supporting me in the most complicated times.

    "I want to thank his majesty the King for coming to support me.

    "I can't explain the emotion at holding the trophy a 12th time. I hope to return next year."

  3. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    Here's your runner-up Dominic Thiem: "It's very tough right now. I gave everything I had these two weeks. I love this tournament with all my heart. I love all you people with all my heart. It's amazing support.

    "Rafa well done. Of course im very sad to lose but youre such an amazing champion and legend of our sport its amazing, 12 times here i will try next year again for sure.

    "Big thanks to my team. There were so many people here, it means a lot to me. I hope you will be here when I maybe win my title here. I'm looking forward to next year already."

  4. Nadal achieves most singles titles at one Slam

    A table of most titles at the same Grand Slam: Nadal, French Open, 12; Margaret Court, Australian Open, 11; Martina Navratilova, Wimbledon, 9
  5. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Do-min-ic! Do-min-ic!" rings around Chatrier as Thiem picks up the silver.

    One would assume he will get his mitts on the Coupe des Mousquetaires one day. Probably after Rafa decides to hang up his racquet.

  6. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    Rod Laver, the 11-time Grand Slam champion, presents La Coupe des Mousquetaires to your 2019 French Open men's singles title winner Rafael Nadal.

  7. Post update

    Nadal 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 Thiem

    Jonathan Overend

    Radio 5 Live tennis commentator at Roland Garros

    We have to pay credit to Dominic Thiem. He has to believe that one day he'll be back in the final here and won't be playing Rafael Nadal.

    Thiem and Nadal
  8. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Nadal chucks his sweat-patched, clay-covered shirt towards his box. Looked like it nearly hit his mum.

    Whoever the lucky new owner is, wonder if it'll go into the washer or preserved in its natural, Slam-winning form?

  9. Cameras at the ready

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    One for the Insta account/to show the grandkids...

    French Open
  10. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    French Open champion Rafael Nadal: "I can't explain what I've achieved and how I feel. It's a dream. To play for the first time in 2005 - never thought in 2019 I'd still be here. It's an incredible moment and very special for me."

  11. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    French Open champion Rafael Nadal: "First thing I want to say is congrats to Dominic. I feel sorry - he deserves it. He has abosulte intensity and passion for this sport. He's such a hard worker. I wish him all the best for the future."

  12. Look behind you Roger

    A table of most men's grand slam titles: Federer 20, Nadal 18, Djokovic 15, Sampras 14, Emerson 12
  13. Get Involved


    Olamide: King Rafa showing once again that he is the greatest on clay, 12 titles at Roland Garros, he should have a court named after him.


  14. Post update

    Nadal 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 Thiem

    Greg Rusedski

    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Nadal is enjoying this moment more than ever. Thirty-three years young and he just gets better like a fine bottle of wine.

  15. Nadal wins 12th French Open title

    Nadal 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 Thiem

    That was far harder for Nadal than the score suggests. Far harder.

    Thiem was phenomenal.

    Nadal was better.

  16. Game, set and 12th French Open title for Rafael Nadal

    Nadal 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 Thiem

    Thiem goes long.

    Nadal is the champion for the 12th time.

  17. One championship point

    *Nadal 6-3 5-7 6-1 5-1 Thiem

    First serve finds the net.

    Nadal then sends a forehand long.