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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D.Nalby12

Legend
When Rome happened - it was clear only Djokovic could pull upset. Otherwise it was always NID 12th RG for Nadal.

Thiem could have performed better if hadn't been so tired but I just don't think he is mentally tough enough to win at biggest stages.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Novak wouldnt have won a set but Thiem who got blown out in the 3 previous matches could? This is what I find hilarious. A dead tired Novak in Rome could win a set but not if they met here? Get real.
Yeah. This is the same thiem that beat Novak yesterday...
And Novak’s older so it’d be harder for him to recover overnight. Your statement is as unproveable as mine. Get real.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
He still made the final of Ao 2019 without dropping a set though. Thiem and Khachanov couldn’t even beat a depleted Ned at USO so that actually makes me think even less of the tour citing those matches. Delpo lucked into that virtual walkover and still got destroyed by Egg.

Plus, clay is all Ned is going to need to tie and pass Fred it looks like anyway.
Yeah, I agree again with most of this. My main point is that Nadal can't play his B game and expect to win off clay majors anymore. Whether that means cumulative depletion or a Fed/Djokovic loss I don't know, but Nadal can't play average for a whole GS anymore and win it.

As for the last part, tbh I haven't cared about that in a while. In fact, it would create utter chaos here, and I would love it, because if Nadal only won RGs from here on out to pass Fed, I really think Fed still has a legit argument there anyway, unless Nadal surpasses him by a few.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
I don't see the point in hating on Nadal right now. He's been doing the same thing forever. This was expected. If it was the UO or Wimbledon, I'd be salty. It's useless to be salty about the FO at this point. Congratulations to Nadal.
 

ACE of Hearts

Talk Tennis Guru
When Rome happened - it was clear only Djokovic could pull upset. Otherwise it was always NID 12th RG for Nadal.

Thiem could have performed better if hadn't been so tired but I just don't think he is mentally tough enough to win at biggest stages.
It’s not about being tired. Nadal eats up those guys with one handed backhands on this surface. He wears them out.
 

VaporDude95

Banned
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.
It’s actually projected to be quite the opposite this year.

https://www.metcheck.com/WEATHER/180days.asp?zipcode=Wimbledon&MonthOf=6&locationID=61294&lat=51.4&lon=-0.2&findtype=&Event=Wimbledon

Here’s the weather to the lead-up

https://www.metcheck.com/WEATHER/16days.asp?zipcode=Wimbledon&locationID=61294&lat=51.4&lon=-0.2
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah. This is the same thiem that beat Novak yesterday...
And Novak’s older so it’d be harder for him to recover overnight. Your statement is as unproveable as mine. Get real.
Yea 7-5 in the 5th set. Nadal hasn't straight setted Djokovic at RG since 2008, and that was the last time he did in any Slam. What you're saying is nonsense. End of story.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
At least Rafa was the better player all day. He was untouchable on serve the 2nd set and just played a couple sloppy points at the end. Otherwise this would've been a simple straight sets win.
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Congrats to the King of Clay on #12. Where will this number end? I say at least 14. This place is magical for him in every way.
 
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