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Rafael Nadal wins fifth Madrid Open following victory over Dominic Thiem

Spanish Tennis star, ‘Rafael Nadal’ claimed his fifth ‘Madrid Open’ on Sunday after emerging victorious against Australian, Dominic Thiem in the final at Manolo Santana.

Nadal who has been undefeated on Clay this year picked up a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Thiem to claim his fifth Madrid Open and move into the world number four position.

BBC Sport reports that Nadal will replace 18-time Grand Slam champion, Rodger Federer as world number four and will get a higher seeding for the French Open scheduled to kick off later this month.

The 30-year old beat the likes of Fognini, Krygios, Goffin and Novak Djokovic before taking out Dominic Thiem in the final.

Nadal's victory sees him tied as the all-time record ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title winner alongside Novak Djokovic with 30 titles.

Rafael Nadal has been out of the world's top four since October 2016 having struggled with a wrist injury last year that kept him out of the 'Wimbledon' as well as the 'French Open'.

The Spaniard will no doubt be pleased with his success at the Madrid Open and will be looking to replicate such good feet at this year’s French Open.

 

Congratulations to Rafael Nadal on his fifth Madrid Open title.

 

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