Rafael Nadal emerged victorious at Roland Garros on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 win over Dominic Thiem. Thiem was understandably tired after needing two days to oust Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Nadal dropped just to sets on his way to the title.
Here are five facts to know about his feat:
Nadal is the second player in the Open era to win 12 singles titles at an ATP event. The first to do it was Martina Navratilova, who won 12 times in Chicago. He has also surpassed Margaret Court for most titles at a single Slam (she won the Australian Open 11 times), and he's a perfect 12-0 in Roland Garros finals.
The Spaniard turned 33 this fortnight, and with his win, the last 11 Grand Slams have been won by players 30 and over. He's the third oldest men's Roland Garros champion behind Andres Gimeno (1972) and Ken Rosewall (1968). He's the fourth man to win four or more Slams after turning 30.
Nadal also beat Thiem in the final last year. Nadal has faced two other opponents multiple times in Roland Garros finals: Roger Federer (2006, '07, '08 and '11) and Novak Djokovic ('12 and '14).
Federer won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2003. Since then just five major finals have seen two players that weren't part of the Big 3 (Andy Murray's 2016 Wimbledon win over Milos Raonic). The Big 3 (Nadal, Djokovic and Federer) have won the last 10 Grand Slams.
Despite the win, Nadal was defending championship points from last year and his ranking will remain at No. 2. Djokovic still has a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot with nearly 5,000 points separating him from Nadal. Federer remains at No. 3, and Thiem stays at No. 4.