PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal was trying to make the point that time stops for no man.
You cant fight against the age, he said, and you cant fight against the watch. The watch keeps going, always.
No arguing against that sentiment.
Still, it is rather remarkable how Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday, and Federer, who turns 37 in less than two months, seem to stay forever young. Nadals 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Dominic Thiem, whos 24, in Sundays final gave the Spaniard an 11th title yes, 11th at Roland Garros and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall.