French Open Day 15 – Nadal Reigns Supreme At Roland Garros For The 11th Time

Rafael Nadal is the French Open champion. Sound familiar?


On the Tennis Podcast, Catherine and David look back on the way Nadal overcame Dominic Thiem and a bout of cramp to win at Roland Garros for the eleventh time.


The scoreline shows that Nadal won 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Does that reflect harshly on Thiem? Could he have done anything differently? And has his run to the final justified his decision to play such a packed schedule?


As for Nadal, he came through a closely-fought first set and then took control. Is his game more complete than ever? How does he continue to dominate at Roland Garros after all these years?


There was a moment of concern for Nadal in the third set when he had to call the trainer for cramp in his finger. What was going on? Should he have been allowed the treatment he received?


Elsewhere, David and Catherine react to the positive reports about Andy Murray’s recovery, and respond to the rumours that Roger Federer might be switching clothing sponsor.


There’s also a tribute to Brazilian great Maria Bueno who has died at the age of 78.


The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments, in association with Telegraph Sport. It is presented by Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport) and David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport).

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