Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem TV channel: How to watch French Open final on TV, RAFAEL NADAL TV channel – The Spanish star plays in the final of the French Open against Dominic Thiem and Express Sport brings you details on how to watch the match on TV.
Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem Live
After an injury-hit season, Nadal has shaken off those problems to reach yet another French Open final in imperious fashion.
And the Spaniard says he is proud of the level he has been able to produce over the past month.
“Being in the final of Roland Garros again means a lot and especially coming back from a tough situation with all the injuries that I had,” said Nadal.“I’m just focused on keeping going and doing my thing well.”
For Thiem, he will be looking to avenge last year’s defeat to Nadal in the final and the Austrian says a grueling schedule will not stop him from winning.
“I’m feeling fine. I’m full of adrenaline from today’s match and will have that tomorrow,” said Thiem.
“I’m not going to be tired. It’s all going to come after the tournament. I’m ready to leave everything that I have out on the court tomorrow.”
Coverage of this year’s French Open is being shown on ITV 4 and Eurosport from May 26.
ITV 4 will show 140 hours of tennis across the two weeks.
John Inverdale will lead the coverage and is joined by Mark Petchey, Fabrice Santoro, Marion Bartoli.
Alternatively, you can watch the tournament on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 if you have a Sky, BT Sport or Virgin subscription.
The king of clay enters the decider as a hot favourite as Thiem seeks revenge for last year’s loss in the corresponding match at Roland Garros.
Nadal has had more of a break than the Austrian after he disposed of Roger Federer in straight sets in their semi-final on Friday — handing the Swiss his worst loss at a major in 11 years.
Thiem finished his semi against Novak Djokovic on Saturday, more than 24 hours after the match started as poor weather caused plenty of delays.
Courier is tipping Nadal for the win unless Thiem can pull off something special.
“If Nadal plays his normal patterns on clay, best of five, it’s been proven that he’s virtually unbeatable. And that will hold tomorrow unless Thiem does something extraordinary,” Courier said, per the ATP website.
“Thiem’s going to need to take away Rafa’s patterns, so he’s going to need to replicate what Novak does so well against Rafa and stand in the backhand corner, take the ball early, go hard crosscourt to move Nadal out of the centre of the court and then attack with the forehand from there.
“That’s his best chance in the rallies to make damage. Novak has really written the playbook on how to play Rafa if you have a certain skill to take on his forehand.