PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for record 10th Barcelona title

Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for a record-breaking 10th time with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat Dominic Thiem on Sunday afternoon.

Rafa took a while to impose himself on Thiem on an overcast day in Barcelona with the cold weather slowing down the court. Thiem earned the first breakpoint of the match but Rafa recovered and eventually took the first set by breaking his opponent in the 10th game. There was no let-up in the second set from Rafa, who broke the 23-year-old Austrian twice in a row before serving for the championship.

It was Rafa’s 51st tournament title on clay and 71st career trophy overall.


Source: Reuters


  1. Thank you, Rafa, for giving the tennis fans the joy of watching exceptional sports talent and athleticism with the courage of a gallant warrior! And thank you for giving us, your loyal fans, the happiness every time we see you play and victorious despite the odds and obstacles you have to surmount.

    Thank you to all my fellow Rafa fans all over the world, for not giving up, for continuously believing, for the well wishes to Rafa, and for supporting and inspiring one another.

    Thank you for this fan website, for keeping us together, in one spirit, for the love of Rafa.

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