2019 Roland Garros FINAL: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem

Who wins?

  • The KING in 3

  • The KING in 4

  • The KING in 5

  • PRINCE of CLAY in 3

  • PRINCE of CLAY in 4

  • PRINCE of CLAY in 5


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TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
I’ll admit I was bored most of last two French opens but this one has been good
He’s been unbreakbale today (apart from that second final game). Any time any pressure arised, he bolted down his whole game. It’s been annoying to watch his domination over the years. Boring. But at this stage of his career, you just cannot help but take your hat off.
 

GabeT

Legend

ibbi

Hall of Fame
Yeah Delpotro isn't a big hitter at all... Do you even comprehend what your are posting before pressing enter?
He's not wrong about the conditions though. Wimbledon was unnaturally baked last year. It was heaven for Nadal in a way Wimbledon has probably never been. As much as I hope we get another heatwave like that I'm not counting on it. come through, global warming.
 

ScottleeSV

Professional
On the whole, and barring any late turnaround, it's another disappointing performance from Thiem against Nadal at Roland Garros. Yeah he won a set this time but when you look at the whole picture... awful collapse in the first set from a break up, complete collapse in the third set, not competitive in the fourth. And so on.

12 games won against Rafa's 21 (at 1-4 third set).Considering he's beaten Rafa three times on clay you'd have to rank that as a poor effort today. He should be batting much closer to that even if he loses.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
He's not wrong about the conditions though. Wimbledon was unnaturally baked last year. It was heaven for Nadal in a way Wimbledon has probably never been. As much as I hope we get another heatwave like that I'm not counting on it. come through, global warming.
Relying on global warming which is effecting the world to give nadal another chance at wimbledon.....nice.
 
But can you point to instances where you've played 4 days in a row and then had to play Nadal at RG the next day. ;) I'm joking really, but I don't see how this isn't some kind of combination of physical tiredness as well. I can't believe Thiem is 100% physically here.
Ned at 25 could easily have played 4 days in a row.
Speaks to his specialness I suppose
Sick. Nadal taking so much time to serve. Disgraceful!
The opposite. Ned is giving fans their money’s worth. The organizers were upset with him for winning the last two finals in 15 minutes.
 

ibbi

Hall of Fame
Relying on global warming which is effecting the world to give nadal another chance at wimbledon.....nice.
Yup, Nadal winning Wimbledon will literally lead the earth quicker to its doom. I'll trade civilization for another Wimbledon trophy.
 

VaporDude95

Banned
Advice to true tennis fans: Try to ignore the insipid comments about "moonballs", disparaging comments about clay, etc. People don't have to like or root for Rafa, but how can you call yourself a tennis fan and not recognize what a magnificent player (and athlete) Rafa is.
Very easily.

How can you call yourself a tennis fan and not recognise all the time wasting, gamesmanship, one dimensional game plans and so on?

Seriously
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
On the whole, and barring any late turnaround, it's another disappointing performance from Thiem against Nadal at Roland Garros. Yeah he won a set this time but when you look at the whole picture... awful collapse in the first set from a break up, complete collapse in the third set, not competitive in the fourth. And so on.

12 games won against Rafa's 21 (at 1-4 third set).Considering he's beaten Rafa three times on clay you'd have to rank that as a poor effort today. He should be batting much closer to that even if he loses.
Cut him some slack. I would have liked to see Nadal playing a fresh Thiem after having played 3 days in a row and coming from a brutal semi but of course that was not going to happen. They would have moved the final to monday if it was Nadal who was robbed by the schedule screwup.
 
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