Rafael Nadal wins French Open title

World number one Rafael Nadal won an 11th French Open title by beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets. Thirty two year old, Nadal, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 to earn his 17th Grand Slam, three adrift of Roger Federer's all-time men's record. The Spaniard edged an intense opening set, tightening his grip in the second.

The victory means the past six Grand Slam titles have been won by either Nadal or Federer with the next generation of players finding it hard to break the veterans' stranglehold on the game.