Nadal, who also won the titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome this year, is entered for the Queen's Club warm-up tournament starting next week but says he will consult with his team, including coach Carlos Moya, over the next few days.
On Sunday, Thiem was right out there at Court Philippe Chatrier, too, making his initial appearance in a major final, swapping shots with that very same Nadal.
"It's fantastic now, I can't describe my feelings", Nadal told the crowd on Philippe Chatrier Court moments after capturing his 17th Grand Slam trophy with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 victory.
A gracious Thiem said afterwards: "I can still remember being 11 when (Nadal) won here for the first time and I watched on the TV".
"So I never expected one day I would play the final, so I'm really happy". It was a demanding two months for me.
When another Thiem forehand dropped long, Nadal's arms were raised in celebration, and soon he was biting the trophy once again in his trademark pose. "Of course, I have ambition, I have passion for what I am doing, but I never have been insane about all this kind of stuff", Nadal told a news conference. "It's wonderful now, I can't describe my feelings", Nadal told the crowd on Philippe Chatrier Court moments after capturing his 17th Grand Slam trophy.
Federer, 36, can regain the top spot in the rankings by reaching the final in Stuttgart and, while congratulating Nadal on his astonishing achievement, he is aiming high on his start to the grass-court swing.
Nadal leaped out to a 2-0 lead before Thiem battled back with a break of his own to level the score at 2-2.
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The Austrian is one of just three players to down Nadal on clay at least three times.
Austria's Dominic Thiem strained every sinew trying to cling on to the 32-year-old Spaniard and at times even gained a precarious foothold in his first Grand Slam final.
It was early in his career when Nadal began his habit of biting the championship trophies he wins. Thus, the task ahead of 24-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem-competing in his first-ever Grand Slam final-seemed impossible. Then he struggled to find the court on his opening service game, and handed the Spaniard an easy break.
Nadal goes past Borg's record of six titles and ends Djokovic's bid to be the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four majors. After serving a fault, Nadal took the unusual step of heading to the sideline in the middle of a game. A spate of poor play quickly saw him lose the first three games of the set. "I felt myself playing well on grass a year ago", the Spaniard said.
Perhaps. But under so much pressure from Nadal all afternoon, Thiem made mistakes that piled up. The French Open statisticians are nicer than they should be, as all but one of Thiem's 19 errors in that stretch were unforced (officially, 12 were unforced and seven were forced).
Maybe nerves were a factor in Thiem's performance.