Nadal's dominance on the red claycourts in Paris is unmatched, the Spaniard picking up his 13th French Open trophy last year to match Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Two of those 13 victories on centre court have come against Austrian Thiem, who won his maiden Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows last year.
The legend seals another record to add to his already enormous collection
The long wait for Roger Federer's return is a reminder to cherish him. The 20-times grand slam winner plays this week after more than a year out. He talks of more glory but cannot go on for ever