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".
But Republican house leadership chose to make that decision on its own Tuesday, without input from the rest of the chamber. Richard Burr, R-N.C., came to the same conclusion and Sen. "What's clear is we have to act", McConnell said .
The Kiwi press have been doing their best to upset Warren Gatland and for me, their criticism is pure stupidity. This is the type of test that we want because that's exactly what the All Blacks are fantastic at.
The fight all came about by chance, according to one of the leading negotiators in getting the deal done. Though it will make a ton of money, don't expect this to go down as one of the best fights in history.
Australia is part of a USA -led coalition that has been waging war against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq . Iran said the attack was a warning to terrorists and their backers not to attempt further such attacks on Iran .
Russian Interior Ministry buses and cars are parked along the Tverskaya street in downtown Moscow , Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Because of this, Navalny's feed on You Tube has become a popular source for news for Russia's younger, web-savvy generation.
We knew we'd prepared well, we knew that game was an aberration, we knew we were better than that. "That was an aberration". Pakistan made 338 for four, with Fakhar Zaman's 114 - the left-handed opener's maiden ODI hundred - the cornerstone.
You (the media) say things about Cris without knowing the truth", he said. "He will tell us what has happened". Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2.
Interestingly, though, neither Northam nor Perriello is as true-blue Democrat as the campaign might have led voters to believe. The lieutenant governor is a part-time position that involves presiding over the state Senate and breaking tied votes.
Law enforcement officials continued Friday to analyze Hodgkinson's social media activities and examine his Belleville, Ill., home. Investigators have not determined the goal of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning.
Coming off a 54-win season, the Sixers looked primed to get even better by adding the top overall selection in that year's draft. While there have been inquires on the No. 2 pick, sources said it remains unlikely the Lakers would trade out of that position.
There is no mystery to what the Sixers will do with the first pick either as they will take Washington guard Markelle Fultz . Considering how many first round picks that Danny Ainge has accumulated, this might be the best offer the Pacers can get.
Capitol Police checked bags with dogs in tow, in an atmosphere that attendees said seemed particularly alert. Daily Caller's Kaitlan Collins reported that "Scalise has received multiple units of blood transfusion".
Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner
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