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    Spanish Tennis Player Rafael Nadal Wins His 12th French Open Title (PHOTOS)

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    The 33-year-old Spaniard has become the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after his victory over Austria's Dominic Thiem.

    Rafael Nadal has won a historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Dominic Thiem.

    Nadal is now just two Slams behind Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 majors and three ahead of Novak Djokovic who was stricken down by Thiem in the semi-finals.

    Social media users have congratulated the winner, posting numerous photos of Nadal.

    READ MORE: Thiem Defeats Djokovic in Tennis Semi-Finals, Faces Nadal for Roland Garros Title

    In 2017, Switzerland’s tennis star Roger Federer won the Australian Open for the first time, beating his main opponent Rafael Nadal.

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