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Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem – French Open 2018 final live stream, start time and TV channel for Roland Garros showdown

Dominic Thiem is looking to spring one of tennis' biggest ever shocks and prevent Rafael Nadal winning an eleventh French Open title

RAFAEL NADAL is looking to win an unprecedented eleventh French Open title as he takes on Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros.

The Spaniard overcame a few scares in the first set to secure a crushing 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win over Juan Martin Del Potro in the semi-final.

When is the French Open final?

Rafael Nadal will face Dominic Thiem on Sunday, June 10.

The match will begin at 2pm in the UK, or 3pm in France.

It will take place on the Philippe-Chatrier Court at Roland Garros.

What TV channel is the French Open final on and can I live stream it?

Rafal Nadal vs Dominic Thiem will be live on ITV1 and British Eurosport.

Coverage on both channels will begin at 1.30pm.

All British TV license holders can live stream the match for free on the ITV hub.

Alternatively you can follow all the action on the SunSport LIVE BLOG.

How did each player reach the final?

Rafael Nadal beat Italian qualifier Simone Bolleli in the first round and then followed that up with wins over Guido Pella, home favourite Richard Gasquet and Max Marterer.

He dropped his first set of the tournament when he went behind against Diego Schwartzmann in the quarter-final before winning in four and then dumping Del Potro out in the semi-final.

Seventh seed Dominic Thiem beat Ilya Ivashka, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini and Kei Nishikori to reach the quarter-final.

He then beat second seed Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic's conquerer Marco Cecchinato to reach the final.

Rafa Nadal reacts after reaching astonishing 11th French Open final beating Juan Martin Del Potro