French Open headlines and quotes - Day 15

Nadal celebrates with the Roland Garros ball boys and girls after French Open title No. 11

French Open headlines and top quotes on Sunday, the 15th and final day of the 2018 tournament:

Headlines

+ Nadal beats Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in men's final

+ 11th French Open title for the Spaniard

+ Thiem well-beaten in first Grand Slam final

Who's saying what

"To win 11 times here -- it's fantastic and not something I ever dreamed of."

-- Rafael Nadal tries to take in the achievement of winning his 11th Roland Garros crown.

"I am 32, that's how I feel. No, no, you can't fight against age and you can't fight against the watch. The watch keeps going always."

-- Nadal when asked how long he will keep playing.

"I had tough moment in the third set with cramps in my hand. I was very scared but that's sport -- it was very humid."

-- The great Spaniard did have a scare midway through the third set when he needed treatment on his finger.

"Physically I enjoyed more watching him on the couch."

-- Dominic Thiem jokes that it was easier watching Nadal's French Open finals from home as a child rather than facing him on court.

"Congratulations on winning your 11th title at @rolandgarros, @RafaelNadal! And for continuing to make history while being an example on and off the court."

-- Champions League winners Real Madrid congratulate Nadal on Twitter.

"The legend continues... @RafaelNadal @rolandgarros #11."

-- Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker.

"Dream run continues! Well done, @RafaelNadal, on winning yet another @rolandgarros title, despite an injury scare towards the end."

-- Legendary Indian cricket batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

Numbers up

17 -- Grand Slam titles for Nadal, just three fewer than great rival Roger Federer.

42 -- unforced errors made by Thiem in the final as he stuttered at crucial moments.

Nadal celebrates with the Roland Garros ball boys and girls after French Open title No. 11