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Summary

  1. Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2
  2. Nadal wins record-extending 11th French Open
  3. Spaniard has lost only twice in 87 matches at Roland Garros
  4. Thiem loses first Grand Slam final
  5. Use play icon to listen to 5 live commentary

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    So that is that for another year at Roland Garros.

    Rafael Nadal reigns supreme in Paris for an 11th time. For more on the win read our report here.

    We all know what comes next. I can't wait...

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Classy stuff from Dominic Thiem. He's just suffered the disappointment of losing his first Grand Slam final, yet he's still signing autographs and posing for selfies with fans on his way back to the locker room.

  3. 'Without support this is impossible'

    More from Rafael Nadal: "I want to say well done to Dominic and all your team. It has been an honour to play with you, you are a great player. Keep going. I wish you all the very best.

    "I can't wait to say thanks to all my team and family. Everyone who is helping me day by day. Without you it is impossible. It is amazing. We spent some tough moments last year, so it's a dream to be with this trophy again."

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    Nadal now bites the corner of the French Open trophy, as has become his trademark celebratory pose.

    The Coupe des Mousquetaires will have indents the shape of Rafa's canines before long.

    Nadal celebrates with trophy
  5. Picture perfect

    Nadal wins 11th Roland Garros

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Rafael Nadal

    Hardly anybody in the house does not have a camera - long lense, digital, phone or otherwise - in their hand right now.

    Everyone wants that shot to show the grandkids.

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    Nadal 6-4 6-3 6-2 Thiem

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have now won the last six Grand Slam titles.

    With this win Nadal takes his total to 17 and is just three majors behind Federer.

    The two greatest players of all time?

  7. 'What you have done is amazing'

    French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem, speaking after his defeat to Rafael Nadal: "Rafa, I just want to say well done. What you did and what you are doing is the most outstanding thing an athlete achievement in sport. Congratulations. It is amazing. Bravo. To me it's been still great two weeks.

    "I can still remember being 11 when you won here for the first time and I watched on the TV. So I never expected one day I would play the final, so I'm really happy. I loved the tournament. I hope that soon I will get a chance, maybe even against you. I will make a promise - hopefully next time at the ceremony I will say it in French!"

    Dominic Thiem
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    Nadal 6-4 6-3 6-2 Thiem

    Dominic Thiem is now giving his runners-up speech.

    He says he watched Nadal's first Roland Garros win as an 11-year-old on TV and never thought he'd compete in a final here.

    The scoreline looks comprehensive in today's final but the Austrian showed plenty of fight. It has been two great weeks for the 24-year-old.

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    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent on 5 live in Paris

    Finally the emotion overtakes Rafa Nadal as sheds a few tears and acknowledges the crowd. He almost wants them to fall silent so he can regain his composure.

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    Nadal 6-4 6-3 6-2 Thiem

    Rafael Nadal

    Now for an 11th time Nadal lifts the Coupe de Mousquetaires high above his head before he hugs the big silver trophy tight to his chest and the tears start to flow.

    What a champion.

    The crowd all stand and applaud and the tears turn to a beaming smile.

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    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent on 5 live in Paris

    Dominic Thiem will be back here, on the final day of the French Open at Roland Garros. The French crowd are very generous with the respect they have shown him as runner-up.

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    Nadal 6-4 6-3 6-2 Thiem

    Dominic Thiem is now presented his trophy and gets a huge applause from both the fans and Rafa Nadal.

    Now up steps the champion...

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    Rafael Nadal

    Mickey Bricks: They say some things in life are guaranteed: taxes, death and Rafael Nadal winning the French Open.

    Daramola Adedotun: Nadal has won the French open again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.

    Ayo Obit: Nadal and Federer have, between them, won the last six Grand Slams! The more things change, the more they stay the same. Where is the next generation?

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    Nadal 6-4 6-3 6-2 Thiem

    Australian legend Ken Rosewall is now giving a speech on court and will hand over the trophy Rafael Nadal in a few minutes.

    He says he is glad he's not playing anymore after watching that match.

    Rafa looks transfixed by the Australian's words. You can see the respect in his eyes.

  15. 'A dream to win 11 times'

    Rafael Nadal, speaking after winning his 11th French Open title: "Well played Dominic. He played a great few weeks. He is one these of players the tournament needs. I am sure you will win here in the next couple of years. It was the best match of the tournament for him.

    "It was important to play the way I did. It was a tough moment when I got cramp. He is a player who pushes you to the limit. Overall, it's a dream to win 11 times."

    Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem
  16. Nadal wins French Open

    Nadal 6-4 6-3 6-2 Thiem

    So this win for Rafael Nadal means he joins Margaret Court as the only player to have won one Grand Slam 11 times.

    It also means he remains as world number one when the rankings are updated next week.

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    Chuks C.K: To think some people wrote Rafa off in 2016. Scary that Nadal would still be around for a while.

    Osin Olaseni: Nadal is almost unstoppable on this court just like Roger Federer on grass.

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    • 2005
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    Rafa's reign in Paris just keeps on going.

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    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent on 5 live in Paris

    Rafael Nadal is aged just 32. If he has the hunger and desire to keep going he could be the greatest player of all time. He is three Grand Slams behind Roger Federer. Over to you now at Wimbledon, Roger.

  20. Nadal wins 11th French Open

    Nadal 6-4 6-3 6-2 Thiem

    Rafael Nadal

    Rafa is back on court and gets a huge cheer from the crowd. He's had a quick change and now hugs all of the dignitaries courtside.

    He starts his speech by saying well done to Dominic Thiem and saying he is "sure" the Austrian will win at Roland Garros in the coming years.