August 26, 2019

French Open final: Nadal v Thiem – radio & text


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Summary

  1. Rafael Nadal faces Dominic Thiem in French Initiate final
  2. Nadal seeking file-extending 12th title here, Thiem chasing first Immense Slam title
  3. Click button at top of web page for commentary from BBC 5 Dwell tennis personnel

Dwell Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All instances stated are UK

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  1. ‘A promising open’

    *Nadal 2-2 Thiem

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

    It be a extremely promising open for Thiem. When all of us inform we seek recordsdata from Nadal to score it be because this shall be so onerous for him to score three objects against him here. However the objects are going to be aggressive.

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    *Nadal 2-2 Thiem

    Thiem’s turn to drag out the tumble – Nadal jogs towards the ball sooner than realising that it be pointless.

    The 25-year-archaic Austrian is serving correctly to this point.

    At 40-15 Nadal has the chance to set extra stress on his opponent but his tried punchy forehand clips the web and lands in the moat.

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Don’t let any individual disclose you the Paris crowd doesn’t hang vogue…

    Roland Garros is taking a witness Sunday spicy. And there is a combination of appears.

    Avant-garde…

    French Initiate

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    Vintage…

    French Initiate

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    Henley white…

    French Initiate

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    Summer slick…

    French Initiate

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    Champs-Elysees pretty…

    French Initiate

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    Nadal 2-1 Thiem*

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

    I enjoy the umpire is warning Nadal concerning the time he’s taking between parts.

  5. ‘Sensational’

    Nadal 2-1 Thiem*

    Greg Rusedski

    Old British quantity 1 on BBC Radio 5 Dwell

    I be pleased the emotion from Nadal with the fist pump. He is conscious of how noteworthy the early phases of this first express are. It appears like we’re watching a on-line game the vogue these guys are playing. It be reasonably sensational.

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    Nadal 2-1 Thiem*

    How does Nadal bound from 90mph to 10mph?

    Yet another pulsating rally ends with a cosy-hand tumble by Nadal.

    He douses the mini-threat with an ace.

    “Awe me,” he says.

    Nadal

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  7. Thiem wins a rally!

    *Nadal 1-1 Thiem

    Bravo DT!

    The Austrian yorks one into the ft of Nadal.

    40-30.

    It be been sapping stuff from the pair to this point.

    Thiem then pulls it abet to deuce after Nadal fails to understand up a half of-volley discontinuance to the web.

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    *Nadal 1-1 Thiem

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

    Some spicy rallies, some thrilling exchanges and we’re handiest in the third game.

    Nadal

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  9. Wayne Ellis:Thiem has introduced on Rafa extra complications on clay than perchance any individual else, but here is RG. Shriek it’ll be closer than final year, but Nadal to score in 4.

    Estaban:6:4 6:2 6:3 Nadal.

    Jules Mason:Engaging no longer to explore this day’s@rolandgarrosfinal as a 3 express score for@RafaelNadal

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    *Nadal 1-1 Thiem

    That it’s likely you’ll well hang got obtained at hand it to Thiem – he’s making Nadal work in these rallies.

    But who create you enjoy shall be first to blink?

    30-0.

    40-0 as Thiem finds the web.

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    *Nadal 1-1 Thiem

    Greg Rusedski

    Old British quantity 1 on BBC Radio 5 Dwell

    This has a distinct feel to final year’s final. Thiem is no longer overawed. He is no longer like a deer in headlights as he was final year in his first well-known final.

    Dominic Thiem

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    *Nadal 1-1 Thiem

    Thiem holds after Nadal twice finds the web.

    Nadal is bubbling though.

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    French Initiate

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    Any idea who Jorge Prados and Luiz Ruiz – who hang travelled over from Madrid – are supporting?

    It be the same man who they met discontinuance to the Eiffel Tower final night…

    French Initiate

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    “We met him at streetlevel,” says Jorge. “Even supposing we were awaiting him to look because we knew where he was staying!

    “First the protection individual stopped us but we talked about ‘we hang come from Spain to explore Rafa’.

    “And Rafa suggested the guys to permit us to discontinuance and take hang of a photo.

    “We were apprehensive, talked about to him we did no longer want to bother him. Then we wished him luck!”

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    Nadal 1-0 Thiem*

    Thiem makes a double but follows it up with two trim photos which send Nadal out huge.

    The ‘Thiem tumble’ which at a loss for words and upset Djokovic is learn by Nadal who responds with his procure.

    Too true Rafa. Too true.

    30-30.

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    Nadal 1-0 Thiem*

    I surely want to disagree Greg – I enjoy it shall be a three-setter. We are able to explore.

    What create you guys enjoy?

    Use#bbctennis

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    Nadal 1-0 Thiem*

    Greg Rusedski

    Old British quantity 1 on BBC Radio 5 Dwell

    If this first game is anything to bound by. Here’s going to be bodily, it be going to be a classic and it be going to be long.

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    Nadal 1-0 Thiem*

    30s each.

    Thiem does remarkably correctly to sustain creep with Nadal’s groundstrokes in a unheard of rally.

    Alas, he comes unstuck sooner than returning long.

    Game Spain.

    Dominic Thiem

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    One unruly baby has determined to open wailing, hanging Nadal off his plod.

    Laughter greets the noise before the entirety.

    Then Rafa shakes his head when the newborn stretches its lungs yet again.

    Nadal appears on the umpire to query him to create one thing. Shriek it’s the of us who want to take hang of lunge and head off court…

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    The Chatrier announcer nearly runs out of breath as runs thru Rafael Nadal’s ELEVEN victories on this very court.

    Every year is greeted with an rising level of applause.

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    *Nadal 0-0 Thiem

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

    Nadal is amazingly discontinuance to the 25-second support limit already. Closing year he obtained a warning. This year we hang the clock.

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