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12th French Open and counting for remarkable Rafa

Paris (CNN)With every French Open title comes another remarkable record for Rafael Nadal. When Nadal beat a weary Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 on the court he has owned since a teen, the Spaniard became the first player to ever win the same grand slam 12 times. He moved one ahead of Margaret Court's haul at the Australian Open which he matched a year ago by bettering the same Thiem in Paris. Visit CNN Sport for more news and videosSo the term 'King of Clay' just doesn't do justice to the now 18-time grand slam champion anymore. His favorite football team, Real Madrid, opts for 'Galacticos' to describe players they frequently purchase who are seemingly out of this world. The 33-year-old is from another tennis planet on clay.READ: Barty wins ...
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