Last Updated: 11/11/18 6:08pm
Dominic Thiem reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the French Open before suffering a comprehensive loss to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.
The talented Austrian underlined his ability on clay with a strong display in the French capital but proved no match for the Spaniard.
Thiem also suffered an agonising five-set defeat to Nadal at the US Open while he reached the fourth round of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
His berth for the second successive year in the eight-player field at the ATP Finals was assured late in the season during the Shanghai Masters.
Thiem has been one of the most active players on the ATP World Tour this term and picked up titles in Buenos Aires, Lyon and St Petersburg.