McEnroe: Nadal's 12 French Open titles are crazy. I feel bad for Thiem

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McEnroe: Nadal's 12 French Open titles are crazy. I feel bad for Thiem

John McEnroe praised Rafael Nadal's 12th French Open title. The American said: "It's so amazing and difficult to describe with words what he was able to do. It's crazy. To do it 12 times, I feel bad for Dominic who was already in a very difficult spot having to play Novak and then Nadal.

For me he lost it in the third set, he had flat legs. He was moving so amazing. It would have been nice to see him fresh." McEnroe spoke highly of Stefanos Tsitsipas: "I think he is gonna win multiple Grand Slams. The match between him and Wawrinka was the best one in the tournament."

On Dominic Thiem, Mats Wilander said: "He is making improvements this year, he has won big matches. Beating Roger Federer in Indian Wells and Rafa in Barcelona. He is closer, he is the one who is gonna win Roland Garros once Nadal finishes."

Wilander also commented on the tournament overall: "Serena Williams losing is not important. The fact that Sofia Kenin, an upcoming American player, was not intimidated on the Philippe Chatrier. I would love to see the guys standing up against the best three players on Tour this way.

Stefanos Tsitsipas did that at the Australian Open but I would love to see more of that. I love when young players come up with that attitude." This was Thiem's second straight loss to Nadal in the French Open final. In 2018, the Austrian had lost in straight sets.