They call him the “King of Clay.”
The No.1-ranked Nadal made easy work of Thiem today, besting his opponent 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to add his 17th career major title to his tally.
As he powered his way to victory, Nadal sported the Nike Air Zoom Cage 3 sneaker. The Nike-sponsored athlete signed a 10-year contract with the Swoosh in 2008.
The Spanish pro won his first French Open championship in 2005 as a 19-year-old and is widely considered the greatest clay court player in the history of men’s tennis.
To commemorate Nadal’s record-breaking win, Nike is releasing a limited-edition T-shirt that features the number 11 and Nadal’s signature logo.
On the women’s end, Nike athlete Simona Halep also took home the top spot in the French major, making it a sweep for the Oregon-based athleticwear giant.
The No. 1-ranked Halep battled back from down a set and a break to defeat Sloane Stephens and earn her first Grand Slam title. The Romanian sported the Nike Air Zoom Vapor X on the court.
Halep has lost in her two previous appearances at the French Open finals, in 2014 and 2017.
Meanwhile, Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won the men’s doubles title, while Barbora Krejčiková and Kateřina Siniaková of the Czech Republic claimed the women’s doubles title.
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