Paris (AFP) – Key points in Sunday’s French Open men’s final between 10-time champion Rafael Nadal and Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem:
— Nadal breaks in the second game as Thiem nets a forehand. The Austrian won only one point in the first two games.
— Thiem breaks straight back with his second forehand winner of the game flying past a rooted Nadal.
—- Still with no Hawkeye at Roland Garros, chair umpire incorrectly overrules line call which would have seen Thiem level at 3-3. But the Austrian saves two break points and wins the lengthy game anyhow.
— Nadal breaks to love to clinch the opening set as Thiem undoes all of his earlier hard work with a third forehand unforced error of the game into the net.
Key statistics: First serve percentage — Nadal 65%, Thiem 45%
Total points won — Nadal 39, Thiem 29