The French Open Is Really the Nadal Invitational
Sure, touts will try to insert a bitta doubt and drama into the deliberations, but really ... arbing Nadal?
The Spanish master of clay just picked up his 12th singles title at Roland Garros.
El Duderino, a title sanctioned as acceptable by Jeff Lebowski ...
... actually lost a set to Austrian Dominic Thiem in the final -- 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 -- but as the scores after that indicate, all it did was piss him off on the way to running his overall record at Roland Garros to 92-2.
Thiem's big moment was his semi-final victory over Novak Djokovic, which is definitely an accomplishment. However, challenging Nadal on clay is a level harder.
Due to weather interruptions, Thiem was making his fourth appearance in four days. Still, 24 hours after downing the World No 1, it really didn't seem like this made much difference.
Thiem threw everything he had at Nadal, but once the Spaniard shifted into warp drive, it was all over.
From 2005 until now, Nadal's met six opponents in the French Open final. The only two who got the better of him were ...