Nadal defeats Thiem in four sets to win 12th French Open title

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PARIS) -- Rafael Nadal has done it again.

The No. 2-seeded Spanish tennis star appeared at the French Open final for the 12th time in his career on Sunday, defeating the No. 4-seeded Dominic Thiem to win his 12th championship at Roland Garros.

Nadal, 33, beat his Austrian opponent in four sets: 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

With his latest French Open title, Nadal extended his dominance on red clay -- he holds the most titles in the tournament of any player in the sport.

Overall, Sunday's win marks Nadal's 18th Grand Slam trophy.

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