Nadal lifts 12th French Open title after beating Dominic Thiem

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    Rafael Nadal has lifted his 12th French Open title after beating Dominic Thiem in four sets.

    He won for a third straight year at Roland Garros with a 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 victory.

    This is Nadal’s 18th major title.

    It leaves Nadal just two behind Roger Federer, who he beat in the semi-finals, and three clear of Novak Djokovic.

    Meanwhile Thiem suffered his second Grand Slam final defeat after losing in three sets to Nadal in last year’s final.