The win continues Nadal's undefeated run on championship weekend in Roland Garros-the Spaniard has never lost in Paris after reaching the semifinals.
Across the last 12 months on clay, Nadal has held serve 88.7% to Thiem's 85.7% (3.0% edge) while breaking opponents 50.0% to 30.1% (19.9% edge), and this incredible advantage he has on return was a big factor in me pricing Nadal as a [1.17] favourite to lift the trophy today. I mean, not many players can beat him on clay. 'I know I have to play my best if I want to have chances.
Victory on Sunday will give Nadal an 11th title in Paris and equal Margaret Court's all-time record for wins at the same Slam event - in her case, the Australian Open from 1960 and 1973.
In order to get a shot to defeat Nadal on clay, Thiem had to first get past an improbable semifinalist, No. 72 Marco Cecchinato, which no one else had managed to do at this edition of Roland Garros.
The 11th-seeded Schwartzman appeared to have done his homework well as he dominated the early exchanges to bag the opening set: an achievement in itself as it was the first one Nadal had lost at Roland Garros since 2015.
He beat the Spaniard in the Madrid quarter-finals this year having won in the Rome last-eight in 2017.
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While disappointed to miss out on the final, an upbeat Del Potro reflected on a positive campaign in Paris after at one stage fearing he would miss the tournament due to injury.
"The stop yesterday helps, because it was in a tough moment of my match", Nadal said.
"You can win a set, but not a match against Rafa", said Del Potro keen not to over-egg any hint of weakness in Nadal's game.
In 2016, Cecchinato was accused of match-fixing and suspended for 18 months, but he appealed, and his punishment was dropped on a technicality.
If you listen to Thiem's coach, Gunter Bresnik, his chances of winning are akin to landing a million dollar jackpot.
Moya says he'll make sure they try to address that ahead of the final.
Scalps in Rome and Madrid are impressive but the ultimate test awaits the 24-year-old on the final Sunday of a fascinating two weeks in the French capital. Thiem got to 10-all with a drop shot of his own. Thiem may well even take a set.
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