The Tennis thread


#7286

Rafa crunches Thiem 6-1 in the third and now is serving first in the 4th


#7287

Emphatic dislay by Rafa in the third.


#7288

Thiem earns a break point in the first game of the fourth set. Rafa saves it, then takes the game without any problems.


#7289

And Rafa dodges a bullet
And then goes on to break Thiem


#7290

Cracks in the Thiem game starting to widen. Error count beginning to creep upwards.


#7291

Rafa saves another 2 break points and now leads 3-0
Thiem just dropped his head in despair


#7292

Amazing.


#7293

Massive hold for Thiem from 0/40


#7294

Thiem’s body language is indicative.


#7295

Thiem 4 - 1 down in the fourth, andstarting to look a bit ragged. His body language getting worse.


#7296

Start engraving the trophy


#7297

Thiem misses a big forehand, and looks like he has already conceeded. Rafa only has to hold serve to claim his twelfth French Open title. Opens up with an ace out wide.


#7298

Three points into the game, and Rafa has 3 chamionship points. He has been imperious.


#7299

3 hours. You need to be at that top level for 4 hours to beat Rafa on clay.


#7300

And there it is!
All hail the King of clay, what an absolute champion


#7301

The French Open production is an absolute joke. Why the ■■■■ are they showing a video of Rod Laver? I get he’s presenting the trophy but ■■■■ me. The slam is bush league compared to all the others.


#7302

I think because it was the 50th anniversary of Laver winning the French Open.
I didn’t mind it TBH, nice to honour the greats


#7303


#7304

Yes, it was terrible. The applause was muted. No atmosphere generated by the crowd.


#7305

Not only is Ash Barty a great Australian, she’s a great indigenous Australian!