Rafael Nadal clinch his 11th french Open title after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in straight sets at Roland Garros.
One thing that proves indestructible, however, is the aura of Rafael Nadal, which survives every challenge thrown at it, from the advancing years to unexpected attacks of cramp during French Open finals.
Novak Djokovic defeated by world no 72 Marco Cecchinato at the French Open semi-finals.
The Sicilian, ranked 72 in the world, became the first Italian man in 40 years to make the last four of a Grand Slam after a pulsating 6-3, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 win over the former world number
Serena Williams may have styled herself as a superhero in her now famous catsuit, but it could not protect her from the advancing years and a shortage of matches coming into the French Open.
Her 36-year-old body protested at the strain being placed upon it, and the result was a hugely