Rafael Nadal will look to win his 12th Grand Slam at French Open and 18th Grand Slam overall as he takes on Austria's Dominic Thiem on Sunday in the final of Roland Garros 2019. This is the second consecutive year when the world no 2 and 11 time French Open winner Rafael Nadal will lock horns with the 25-year-old Dominic Thiem in the final of French Open. Nadal had defeated Dominic Thiem in the 2018 Roland Garrros Final in straight sets 6/4, 6/3, 6/2. Before the Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem French Open 2019 final match, here's a look at the head to head (H2H) battle record featuring the Spaniard and the Austrian. Rafael Nadal Beats Roger Federer, Enters French Open 2019 Finals.
Nadal, with his 17 Grand slams, is at the number two spot in the list of players with most of Grand Slams won in Men's Singles category and is only behind his great rival Roger Federer. However, he has a chance to bridge that gap by winning his 18th Grand Slam at the Roland Garros on Sunday. Dominic Thiem Defeats Novak Djokovic to Enter French Open 2019 Final, Know All About the Austrian Player Who Will Take on Rafael Nadal For His First Title at Roland Garros.
Here's a look at how the last five matches panned out between Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem
1. 2019 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell
The last time Nadal and Thiem faced each other was at the 2019 Barcelona Open in Spain in the semi-final of the tournament. In that match, Thiem dominated and defeated Nadal 6/4, 6/4 in the semi-final of the Outdoor Clay event.
2. 2018 US Open, New York
Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem met in the quarter-final of the US Open 2018. Rafael Nadal won this hard fought match in five sets 0/6, 6/4, 7/5, 6/7(4), 7/6(5).
3. 2018 Roland Garros, Paris
Last year at French Open when these two opponents met, Rafael Nadal had the better of Dominic Thiem as he beat the Austrian 6/4, 6/3, 6/2 in the final of Roland Garros 2018.
4. 2018 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid
At the 2018 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid, Dominic Thiem beat Nadal 7/5, 6/3 in the quarter-final of the event.
5. 2018 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
At the 2018 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, Rafael Nadal beat Thiem in the quarter-final by 6/0, 6/2.
Nadal defeated Federer in the semi-final on Friday and did not let either the Swiss great or the winds to get in his way. On the other hand, Dominic Theim beat the World No 1 Novak Djokovic in a rain hit match, over a course of two days, in five sets, to make it to the finals.
This will be the 13th meeting between Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem in their careers and the fourth meeting between the two players at Roland Garros. Nadal leads Thiem 8-4 in career battles and has a 3-0 advantage over Thiem at the Roland Garros.