It was Clash of the Titans as Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and 25 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier to improve to a 92-2 record at the 2019 Roland Garros clay-court Grand Slam championship. It was also Nadal's 14th win in 16 clay-court matches against Federer.
On the other side Dominic Thiem continued his superb level of tennis beating Novak Djokovic to set up a final against the 11-time champion. Despite putting up a valiant battle Nadal won the championship 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. It was the second successive year the great Spaniard had lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires after beating the Austrian and awarded Nadal his 12th Championship. To see highlights of the match click on the video here.
On the women's side Ashleigh Barty became Australia's first singles champion at Roland-Garros for 46 years after the 23-year-old Queenslander earned an emphatic breakthrough final triumph over Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3. Barty's story is truly a fairy tale as she had previously quit tennis to attempt professional cricket but returned to the sport with uncertainty over what she could accomplish after her time away. Her performance across the two week tournament was untouchable to anyone else on the WTA tour and continues the exciting run of differing champions in the women's game giving hope and opportunity to everyone competing for these tournaments. To see the highlights of the women's singles match click on the video here.
In men's doubles the unseeded German pairing of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies could hardly believe their one-year rise from Challenger hopefuls to Grand Slam winners when they beat home hopes Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin 6-2, 7-6(3) to lift the men's doubles title.
In the women's doubles Kristina Mladenovic celebrated her rise to becoming the world's No.1 doubles player with her Hungarian partner and friend Timea Babos by defeating the Chinese pair of Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-3. It was the pair's second Grand Slam win and 'Kiki's' second Roland-Garros women's doubles title after her 2016 triumph with Caroline Garcia.
Finally, in mixed doubles, it was a repeat of the 2018 final. Croatian Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan, of Chinese Taipei, made history by successfully defending their title with a 6-1, 7-6(5) win over the Canadian-Croat duo of Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavic - the first time in the Open Era that any combination had won back-to-back mixed doubles crowns at Roland-Garros.
All in all, it was a fantastic end to a fantastic clay court season and much to look forward to with the grass court season now upon us and Wimbledon just a few weeks away. Be sure to click back to our blog for all the latest news and results from both the ATP and WTA tours.