The Spaniard was as relentless as ever on Sunday, answering everything Dominic Thiem tossed at him during the Mutua Madrid Open final to overcome the Austrian 7-6 (8), 6-4 in La Caja Mágica.
Appearing in his eighth Madrid Open final-also a record high in the competition-the home favourite sailed to victory despite Thiem's best efforts to keep Nadal caged on his favoured clay surface.
However, the 23-year-old claimed the first break of serve for a 2-1 lead in the opening set before Nadal got back on terms in the sixth game, with Thiem then saving three set points at 5-4 down on his way to forcing a tie-break.
Some said his best days were behind him but he will now be highly fancied to win a 10th French title at Roland Garros when action begins later this month in Paris. Im very happy for what I achieved, Nadal said. "To win against Novak by that score you have to be playing very well, otherwise it's impossible", said Nadal.
Thiem drew first blood with a break for 2-1, but Nadal, using the drop shot often to take advantage of Thiem's court depth, broke back for 3-3.
The Czech needed only one hour and 16 minutes to run out a comfortable 6-3, 6-1 victor and bridge a gap of five places in the world rankings. Thiem again responded with a fierce battle with Nadal serving for the match but Nadal finally put him away with a forehead victor to end the 2-hour, 18-minute match.
The first set went to a tie break in which Nadal always looked to be on top, but it was not until the fifth time of asking that he was able to win the decisive point. "After that I went for it".
It doesn't seem like anybody who's been playing in these tournaments can beat Nadal, in fact, he's only lost two sets in the three tournaments that he's won.
Djokovic hasn't reached a final since winning his first tournament of the year in Doha in January.
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Macron said he's relying on Tusk to "go even further in this work of re-shaping and setting in motion again a European ambition". The MEP was among the first politicians to support Macron when he set up his political movement En Marche, or On the Move.
On Wednesday night he said: "the U.S. is not pursuing efforts to reduce Iran's sales of crude oil at this time". The State Department said it will "continue implementing USA sanctions-lifting commitments".
All of Oklahoma could see stormy weather Thursday, with the worst of it expected in the western half of the state. The storm claimed one life, a man identified by the Barron County Sheriff as 45-year-old Eric Gavin.
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A suspected drunk driver mounted the kerb close to New York's Times Square and drove for three blocks smashing into pedestrians. After the wild driver hit a pole - which injured a man when it fell on his head - the man made a run for it, witnesses said.
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The storm will be capable of producing very large hail, strong tornadoes, damaging wind and flooding, he said. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin estimated the park, about 40 miles north of Eau Claire, had around 50 homes.
In a weird twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. Asking Comey to let the Flynn investigation go might not qualify as obstruction of justice , but it dances close to the line .
Next question ", he said, speaking at a press conference with the Colombian president. "Believe me, there's no collusion". He said that he thinks the appointment of a special counsel "divides the country".
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The Senate's bill sets the consumer sales tax at 6.95 percent, which includes digital products under the sales tax umbrella. As surrounding states already tax telecommunications, such a tax will not adversely affect border counties, she said.
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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies aged 52
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Wenger's future will be decided after FA Cup
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Britons see first drop in real wages since 2014
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