Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

On Sunday, the world No. 1 defeated seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 at Roland Garros to capture his 11th French Open title.

And Courier says Nadal has adapted his playing style in order to be fit enough to get through matches.

Nadal entered Sunday's final 85-2 lifetime at Roland Garros, and that fact alone put Thiem in a precarious position before the proceedings even got underway.

The trainer was called at 30-0 and his intervention appeared to alleviate Nadal's discomfort, who regained his composure, held his serve and then managed to break again in the sixth game before holding out for his 17th Grand Slam title. The Austrian leaking point after point, its all Nadal at the moment, leads 2-0. In Madrid, Thiem said the key was to be positive against Nadal.

The Austrian hit straight back to inflict an eleventh break of the tournament on the Spaniard as the first set became a mixture of brilliance and attrition, with the first seven games taking 45 minutes.

The weather could yet play it's part in today's final.

Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and James Bond actress Lea Seydoux have unveiled the Musketeers Cup that will be won by either Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem in the French Open final.

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic have won the French Open for their first Grand Slam title in women's doubles.

Nadal's Barcelona Open semifinal win over David Goffin was his 400th tour-level clay-court match win, making him the fourth man in the Open Era to win 400 matches on clay, after Vilas (659), Manuel Orantes (502) and Muster (422).

In contrast, there are eight women now younger than 28 who have been Grand Slam singles finalists.

The problem for the 24-year-old was that his serve wasn't co-operating.

But at 4-5, Thiem's serve let him down badly, handing Nadal three set points - the first of which he converted.

The forecast says there is a chance of rain.