Story of the Day #9 - The final: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem | Roland-Garros 2019

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  • Story of the Day #9 - The final: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem | Roland-Garros 2019. Let's have a focus about the final opposing Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in four sets to win 12th singles title at RG.
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Commentaires • 127

  • Sidhanth Mishra
    Sidhanth Mishra Il y a mois

    The current undoubted emperor of clay and the current crown prince and one day (hopefully not too soon) the king of RolandGarros. I'm a Rafa fan but I love everything about thiems game and attitude.

  • Tracey Mills
    Tracey Mills Il y a 2 mois

    Long live the king of clay

  • Yamil Brenes Roldan
    Yamil Brenes Roldan Il y a 5 mois

    Nadar genio

  • Alex
    Alex Il y a 5 mois

    He's an amazing player and an even more amazing person... Well deserved.. Vamos Rafa!!!!

  • Marcelo Castillejo
    Marcelo Castillejo Il y a 6 mois

    Bravo Rafa, ahora falta Wimbledom y Us.Open


    Grande Rafa

  • Libre Libre
    Libre Libre Il y a 6 mois +1

    Este torneo debería ser renombrado : RAFAEL NADAL.☺️

  • sarguero
    sarguero Il y a 6 mois +8

    Year 2075 Nadal in a wheelchair and winning Roland Garros again

  • Nadal Nadal
    Nadal Nadal Il y a 6 mois


  • sunny days
    sunny days Il y a 6 mois

    - Cakewalk draw
    - Zero challenges before final
    Super tired Domi...playing 4 days in a row.
    - Fully rested Rafa
    No one wonder he won.

  • Elizabeth Seminario
    Elizabeth Seminario Il y a 6 mois +1

    Rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa King of clay

  • Kairi 09
    Kairi 09 Il y a 6 mois

    congrats to win the Rafael Nadal Open :D
    King of Clay

  • Prime Crypto
    Prime Crypto Il y a 6 mois +2

    The legend continues!!!! Felicidades Rafa!!

  • shariff ismail
    shariff ismail Il y a 6 mois

    Last year was better final preview in

  • Lutfi F
    Lutfi F Il y a 6 mois +7

    I hope Thiem can be a champion of US Open this year.. I like this young man.. such a humble and hardworker.. From a Rafa Fan...!!!

  • William Owies
    William Owies Il y a 6 mois +4

    Thank you, Rafael Nadal, for writing the sweetest sport’s story ever. You’re an inspiration!!

  • Adonis Top of Men
    Adonis Top of Men Il y a 6 mois

    fantastic ……..

  • Marie grace Sumbrado
    Marie grace Sumbrado Il y a 6 mois +5

    Hes definitely the king of clay! Congrats rafael nadal

  • авф фвафваф
    авф фвафваф Il y a 6 mois

    пацаны во дворе лучше играют чем этот ваш надаль

  • nostalgia xX
    nostalgia xX Il y a 6 mois

    This is a BEAUTIFUL VIDEO!!!!!!

  • Ian Dog
    Ian Dog Il y a 6 mois +1

    Damn there are crowds just to watch him practice

  • joseppi4cinqua
    joseppi4cinqua Il y a 6 mois

    Everybody in the entire crowd yell “EWWWW”every single time he picks his butt crack. I would love to never see that again in my lifetime.

  • B M-Y
    B M-Y Il y a 6 mois

    Thiem will get him for the rest of time.

  • 88feji
    88feji Il y a 6 mois +12

    Good to see Uncle Toni is there !
    Maybe he's the good luck charm that Nadal needs :)

  • m Norsy
    m Norsy Il y a 6 mois +5

    Nadal he is great fighter and he's no.1 in the world

  • Ivan Muniz-Brown
    Ivan Muniz-Brown Il y a 6 mois

    Nadal Garros is certainly a very special major. I think the second oldest one after Wimbledon. Awesome history right there and also it’s paramount to preserve the tennis on the original surfaces: grass and clay.

  • Imelda Delima
    Imelda Delima Il y a 6 mois +2

    Congrats Rafa !Stay healthy always.

  • Yaya Tulha
    Yaya Tulha Il y a 6 mois +5

    No one can replace Nadal as the king of clay/tennis and the most humble man tennis player. BUt I hope that i can go with THiem when Nadal retire. Zasha is also good, but he is less consistent than Thiem?

  • Big J
    Big J Il y a 6 mois +7

    They should change the name of this open to the Nadal open

  • maju start
    maju start Il y a 6 mois +4

    Bravo 👏 Rafa Nadal... 🤗 🤗 🤗 Saludos desde Perú 🤗

  • Sai Droid
    Sai Droid Il y a 6 mois +3

    From now im i will refer the french open as the Nadal Open

    • Ashlee Woods
      Ashlee Woods Il y a 6 mois

      Agreed. It really should be named that at this point.

  • Zaitin Abdul Rahman
    Zaitin Abdul Rahman Il y a 6 mois +11

    👏👏👏congrats Rafal Nadal....u r a Legend💪💪💪👍👍👍unbeatable😘😘🥰😍

  • fang. Clarke c
    fang. Clarke c Il y a 6 mois +2

    Federer, Djokovic and Thiem are Superman.The kryptonite (supermans ultimate weakness) is the slower clay courts and Nadal which gives him more than enough time to set up and destroy.

  • Don de la Cruz
    Don de la Cruz Il y a 6 mois


  • jamy mukhid
    jamy mukhid Il y a 6 mois +13

    Bravo Rafa!
    Amazing, 12 FO.
    First two sets ,Dominic Thiem really gave you a run for it, but you pulled through and showed them who is the King of clay.

  • Max 3.0
    Max 3.0 Il y a 6 mois

    El Campeon!!

  • Human Psycho
    Human Psycho Il y a 6 mois +11

    Trophy for runner up is so ugly. It looks like a tray from a restaurant.

    • 88feji
      88feji Il y a 6 mois +1

      I'm joking, I like Thiem too ...

    • 88feji
      88feji Il y a 6 mois +1

      The tray is for the runner up to collect some french fries at MacD as the consolation prize ..

    • AmsaAce
      AmsaAce Il y a 6 mois +1

      It's meant to signify that you get the leftovers, like a doggy bag.

    • Carly Maddison
      Carly Maddison Il y a 6 mois +2

      That’s all Thiem deserves lol. 2 time loser.

  • fercedez rary
    fercedez rary Il y a 6 mois

    thanks God, loveee Nadal...

  • Sidhanth Mishra
    Sidhanth Mishra Il y a 6 mois +8

    Now RG finally got it right...short and sweet 😁

  • Herson Otarola
    Herson Otarola Il y a 6 mois

    Al comienzo de este roland garros, dije todos contra Rafael Nadal y volvió a ganar, creo que el próximo año si gana debe retirarse, esto ya es un abuso, que gran deportista eres Rafa.

  • paul guibrunet
    paul guibrunet Il y a 6 mois +3


  • Libre Libre
    Libre Libre Il y a 6 mois +1

    Que orgullo Rafa, que orgullosos estamos de ti.

  • Nazif Bruti
    Nazif Bruti Il y a 6 mois +11

    Rafa next year will broke roger federer grand slams record

    • Deception
      Deception Il y a 5 mois

      @Jeffrey Kaufmann no chance

    • Jeffrey Kaufmann
      Jeffrey Kaufmann Il y a 6 mois

      You dont think Federer can win another grand slam?

  • Nazif Bruti
    Nazif Bruti Il y a 6 mois

    Rafael nadal will win 23 grand slams 14 french open 2 australia open 3 wimbeldon 4 us open vamos rafa

  • 623 236
    623 236 Il y a 6 mois

    BRAVO, RAFA 👏👏👏
    Pozdrav iz Srbije 🇷🇸

  • Pasha 92
    Pasha 92 Il y a 6 mois

    Thiem the loser 😂😂 1-6 1-6

    ELPIONERO CONDOMINION Il y a 6 mois +23

    12!!!!!!!, 12!!!!...he really is a legend!!!....the best!!, the king!!

  • Jeffrey Kaufmann
    Jeffrey Kaufmann Il y a 6 mois +40

    Nadal broke two records today: Most slams from one Slam man or woman:12
    Most Slam finals from one Slam:12.Federer is 2nd with 11 Wimbledon finals.

    • Osama Bin Lovin
      Osama Bin Lovin Il y a 6 mois +14

      Plus a 100% win rate in finals appearance at that one slam 😁

  • Zokha Zokha
    Zokha Zokha Il y a 6 mois +5

    The only matador

  • georgi aladzhov
    georgi aladzhov Il y a 6 mois +4

    God of clay🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  • Noro Shut
    Noro Shut Il y a 6 mois +12

    Good to see uncle Toni there. Happy for you Rafa. More victories for Wimbledon or the US Open and the rest of the year. We pray it'll be injury free.

    • Human Psycho
      Human Psycho Il y a 6 mois

      Look back 5 months u can how terribly Nadal was destroyed by Kjokovic. Grass & hard surface are totally different.

    • Sidhanth Mishra
      Sidhanth Mishra Il y a 6 mois +3

      Indeed, less HC events please. They don't matter as much anymore

  • Ramone Cricket
    Ramone Cricket Il y a 6 mois +4

    The Dirty Dozen. With a couple of breadsticks to boot.

  • Syed Ameel Gardezi
    Syed Ameel Gardezi Il y a 6 mois +4

    Story Of The Day :No match really.
    Jokovich should have been in final so that we could see some match
    Annhilation was always on cards moment Nole lost to Thiem in semis.
    What a shame for the game that exit of Jokovich because all the pantheons awaited Nadal-Joko final not a tame one-sided affair

    • 88feji
      88feji Il y a 6 mois

      I think you're just disappointed that Thiem ended Novak's hope of getting his bragging rights of 4 in a row .. I do admire Novak's ability too, but as you yourself said before, a win is a win .. you seem to think anyone who wins against Novak must be due to Novak being unfairly disadvantaged but when Novak wins its never due to the opponent being unfairly hampered by things ...
      Come on, live up to your own words.. a win is a win .. give Thiem due credits ... Thiem is one of the few players who have the ability to penetrate Novak's defence .. he stands a good chance anytime he meets Novak anywhere, not just French Open ...

    • Syed Ameel Gardezi
      Syed Ameel Gardezi Il y a 6 mois

      @Gherbi Hicham Yes that's why I wanted Nole to play Rafa in final as you always want best 2 featuring.
      Nole has track record behind him toprove the claim but Thiem has always lost either in semis or finals a bit like a choker tag for SA in cricket on big stage hope you get what I am saying

    • Gherbi Hicham
      Gherbi Hicham Il y a 6 mois +1

      Djokovic would have probably lost to Nadal with a heavier score, I still think Thiem would have lost anyway even if he didn't play the Djokovic just a day before but his score would have been a lot closer to what we actually got.

    • Syed Ameel Gardezi
      Syed Ameel Gardezi Il y a 6 mois

      @Sidhanth Mishra Well Back him to hilt but you need to develop an eye to spot the long race horse.
      Murray and Potro were exceptional in their rights too but never floated at same pedigree as the big3.
      Give yourself some consolation yet to be a real Slam winner you have to have skills.And endless endurance not just a sharpshooting ability.
      For me Thiem may hardly win a slam or 2 like Andy Murray but will take a lot of gloss of others taste on the way just to make it sour by losing in finals Come on we need epic rivalries in sport.We can only say once he gets on a roll.Atm I am afraid the sheen was take out of the title.Sorry

    • Sidhanth Mishra
      Sidhanth Mishra Il y a 6 mois

      @Syed Ameel Gardezi That tells me you are awed by his power and you should be. But it's not just power. He has wonderful touch and feel. Have you seen his drop shots? The question is how will you counter it? Listen to rafas interview. He worked his way to net and finished points there from good positions. Nole was suicidal. Against thiems power you have to be strategic. Rafa was, Novak was not. The conditions are the same for everyone. Full stop. How do you think Rafa lost a set 6-0 against him and won in 5 sets. If I recall he did the same to Novak once in 2017 (6-0). So you know the power of his ground game. He is a special player. Appreciate his game. Not everyone can do this to two hall of famers.

  • Leon Anthony
    Leon Anthony Il y a 6 mois +28

    The GOAT

  • Vivi 2007
    Vivi 2007 Il y a 6 mois +4

    Hola gente

  • Syed Ameel Gardezi
    Syed Ameel Gardezi Il y a 6 mois +4

    Now this is where I believe Thiem played a spoilsport by ousting Nole in semis because I believe Nole would have been an ideal finalist to give some fight to Rafa in Final.Given he has already defeated Rafa in 2015 quarters,only the 2nd man to do so in RG mud.Also took him to 5 sets in 2013 semis I guess.Has a decent record on clay.
    Although Thiem certainly played better in semis aganst Nole and no doubt was a deserved winner but Nole looked perturbed by the conditions more than focusing on his game which he usually is very good at in tough situations
    I reckon Thiem played a party pooper for Nole because his annhilation was on cards in final and Jokovich would have been a much better fight for Rafa not so the Thiem.
    Up your intensity Nole in RG.You are indeed a master of your art in other slams already but dust belongs to Vamos Raf.
    Good luck Nole next year

    • Gherbi Hicham
      Gherbi Hicham Il y a 6 mois

      @Syed Ameel Gardezi Well I'm mainly putting things in context, I'm not saying it's not deserved, Nadal reached his lowest ranking at the French Open in 2015 since his first grand slam win in 2005, he was playing some terrible tennis by his standards.
      One needs to point out the colossal effort done by Soderling to win against Nadal in 2009, as he actually took out a version of Nadal that was considered unbeatable, it is by far the most chocking loss of tennis history as well as the biggest upset to date.

      Djokovic came close in 2013 but let's be honest here, that was a copy of their Australian Open 2012 match, Nadal should have won that match in 4 sets, he was ahead by a break two times in the fourth set and actually served for the match before getting broken and then losing the tiebreak, he won the third set quite comfortably with a 6-1 score, of course all we remember here is Djokovic leading by a break in the fifth set, just like all we remember of their Australian Open match is Nadal winning at 4-2 in the fifth.

    • Lena Widegren
      Lena Widegren Il y a 6 mois

      @88feji Nadal won today. He is a better tennisplayer. So simple is it.Rafael Nadal won FO 2019 !

    • 88feji
      88feji Il y a 6 mois

      Sorry but before this Thiem has beaten Novak on clay too .... he even bageled Novak ... You're underestimating Thiem's ability, Thiem is young so he can still improve and maybe even win grand slams in the future ..
      Lastly, it part of tennis to cope with the court conditions such as heat, wind, roof, moisture etc .. All tournaments have some challenging elements for the players to cope with, whoever copes the best, wins ..
      Doesn't that make the player more deserving for his towering resilience as a sportsman ?

    • Syed Ameel Gardezi
      Syed Ameel Gardezi Il y a 6 mois

      @Gherbi Hicham A win is a win.Why do people forget he took him right down to wire in 2013 semis too and beaten him in other clay tournaments quite a few times.
      Pointless to bleat about Nadal loss in 2015.Just admire Nole as an all-round package and no one race horse like Thiem.Who don't want to see legends playing on final climax? Is Thiem a legend or what?
      Nole is a legend folks.Thiem needs to prove his mettle first.Get on the mark first otherwise this game has seen many a punts come and go without any notice.
      A player of the class of Andy and Potro could not be classed as legends.And Thiem is still a Semis material by far

    • Gherbi Hicham
      Gherbi Hicham Il y a 6 mois +1

      The only reason Djokovic won in 2015 was because Nadal was having his worst season ever, Djokovic didn't even win the title that year and lost to Wawrinka, Nadal would have lost to anyone in that tournament, he wasn't himself.

  • sinikiwe xaba
    sinikiwe xaba Il y a 6 mois +33

    The King is still on the Throne no one can dispute that

  • sivan ferna
    sivan ferna Il y a 6 mois +72

    Thiem: takes 2nd set
    Nadal: I'm about to end this whole mans career

    • Karim Ferraz
      Karim Ferraz Il y a 6 mois +1

      Gherbi Hicham you dont know nothing about tennis

    • Sidhanth Mishra
      Sidhanth Mishra Il y a 6 mois

      They are both on good terms. If you watched last year's US open quarters you know he has the game and mindset (though it's spotty at times). He is getting there and he is close. Rafa has a lot of respect for him both game wise and personally

    • natoskull2
      natoskull2 Il y a 6 mois

      @Gherbi Hicham "Would have"... true stays that he hasn't, and that at 25, he's only won ONE MASTERS 1000 against an old, near-retirement Roger Federer.

    • natoskull2
      natoskull2 Il y a 6 mois

      @M Billa Oh, another thing I forgot... he's supossedly the PRINCE OF CLAY (😂) and hasn't won a SINGLE MASTERS 1000 ON CLAY YET? 🤣🤣🤣 I'll say it as respectful as I can, then... but GTFO of here 😂🤣🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  • Facundo González Piantanida

    Story of my day:

    18:45: wake up

  • Leon
    Leon Il y a 6 mois +8

    Sacrificio... Eso hace a un gran jugador. No eligiendo que GS juego y cual no. Eso hace al mejor de todos los tiempos. Esforzándose para mejorar en todas las superficies.. No quedándome en mi zona de confort... Grande Rafa!!! Vamos por los 20 GS!!!!