PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem says Rafael Nadal’s feat of winning 11 titles at Roland Garros is one of the most awesome achievements in sports.
In his on-court speech after Nadal’s 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, the 24-year-old Thiem said: “I still remember when you won here the first time, 2005. I was 11 years old, watching in the TV and honestly never expected that one day I’d play the finals here.”
He said: “What you did and what you’re doing it’s one of the most awesoming things that (an) athlete ever achieved in sports, to win this tournament 11 times. Congrats. It’s amazing.”
It was a first Grand Slam final for the Austrian.