STORE

Nadal bids for 11th French Open title, facing Thiem in final

Nadal bids for 11th French Open title, facing Thiem in final
The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal bids for his record-extending 11th French Open championship when he faces Dominic Thiem in the final.

The top-seeded Nadal enters Sunday with a 10-0 record in title matches at Roland Garros and an overall career mark of 85-2 at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

The 32-year-old Spaniard is also vying for his 17th major trophy, which would move him within three of Roger Federer.

The No. 7-seeded Thiem, a 24-year-old from Austria, is appearing in his first Grand Slam final.

He is the only man to beat Nadal on clay over the past two seasons, doing so twice.

The women’s doubles final is also Sunday.

The forecast says there is a chance of rain.

___

More AP tennis coverage: https://www.apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis

.