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Rafael Nadal wins a record 10th French Open title.

He fought all the way through the third set, picking up a double break when he didn't necessarily need to in what was ultimately the final game of the match - but it characterised what Nadal did - fought for every point, as he has done throughout his career and made Wawrinka work for everything.

Defeat by Austria's Dominic Thiem in Rome was a minor blip as Nadal went on to enjoy total domination at Roland Garros, emulating his 2008 and 2010 titles when he did not drop a set.

5 - Nadal is one of a quintet of men to win a career Grand Slam in the Open Era.

To the shock of no one who follows tennis even a little, Rafael Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets Sunday to win his 10th French Open title. As his 15th career Grand Slam, it also places him second on the all-time list for men and keeps him within sight of first place, his long-time rival Roger Federer. To put that in perspective, Wawrinka, comfortably the second-best player this year at the French Open, lost 102 games over the course of seven matches. It was his 18th crown. "That's for sure", said Wawrinka, who had won 11 matches in a row on clay.

Nadal entered Sunday's match as the fourth seed and the favorite.

Rafael Nadal knows well just how it feels to celebrate on the clay at the French Open.

The latest title also ends a two-year title drought in Paris.


“You are a great example and its always been an honour to play against you.”. Thank you to the organisers, the other players, to all the people that make this tournament possible.

More importantly, the early exit for Novak Djokovic means Nadal knocks the Serb out of the top two for the first time in six years - and next in line is Murray's top spot. 'Well, for sure I was nervous this morning about the match, about the final, about playing against him.

He collapsed to the court when Wawrinka sent a backhand into the net and seconds later an emotional Nadal sunk his head into his towel while in his chair. Nadal is no longer the 19-year-old he was when he won his first French Open title in his tournament debut in 2005, wearing long white pirate shorts, his flowing locks wrapped by a white headband, his sleeveless shirt revealing bulging biceps.

"I try my best in all events, that's the real thing", Nadal said in remarks during the trophy ceremony. Nadal has cemented himself as the greatest player in the history of the lone clay court Grand Slam title.

Wawrinka, who spent almost five hours more on court than Nadal to reach the final, looked confused and heavy-legged although he did have a glimmer in the third game when Nadal, still settling down, saved a break point.

"This has been, I think, a flawless Roland Garros for me", said Nadal, who dropped just 35 games in total on his way to a 15th grand slam title but his first for three years.

"I think today, if you play Rafa, if you're not completely free with what you think and what you're gonna do and not completely relaxed the way you're gonna play, you have no chance".

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