Rafael Nadal crushes Stan Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

  • Rafael Nadal crushes Stan Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

Rafael Nadal crushes Stan Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

Rafael Nadal claimed a historic 10th French Open title on Sunday, as he produced an nearly faultless display to down Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the Roland Garros men's final.

Rafa Nadal has followed in the footsteps of his heroes at Real Madrid by securing "La Decima" of his own at the French Open.

The Aussies were bidding for their first Grand Slam title; in 2013 they reached three Grand Slam finals - at all but the French Open - and this year they got back to their winning ways with titles in Kuala Lumpur and Strasbourg.

Among the most dominant: Nadal's 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Stan Wawrinka on Sunday, which barely lasted 2 hours and was not much of a contest at all. But it a special feeling that I have in Paris, it's impossible to describe. Trust me, I'm very happy that I'm the one who did it. "I think I'm still - I still can not believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true", she told reporters after defeating Simona Halep, who was seeded third in the tournament.

Tommy Haas I don't think many can put it into words and I don't think many understand this accomplishment, truly incredibly.

79 - The Spaniard has come out on top in 79 of his 81 matches at the French Open - withdrawing once due to injury - and has won the title on 10 of his 13 appearances.

The only time in the Open Era that a 30-something has won all four majors within a calendar year was 1969 when Rod Laver completed the calendar Grand Slam.

After his success at Roland Garros, Nadal climbed to second in the rankings, cutting the gap on Andy Murray to just 2605 points.

He said: "It has been a while since I played a very good Wimbledon".

Nadal clutches the trophy.

"This tournament I have been playing great during the whole event since the beginning".

So Nadal stayed away from that side early, going instead after Wawrinka's forehand.

102 - Nadal is 102-2 in best-of-five-set matches on clay with his only losses coming to Robert Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic in 2015. "Thank you for everything", said Nadal.

Jim Courier All I know is we're seeing one of the all-time greats do his thing. the Michael Jordan.

Today's win also earned the Spaniard a 15th Grand Slam crown.

The American-Czech pair defeated unseeded Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia 6-2, 6-1 for their third successive major title.

Wawrinka smashed his racket after giving up two set points and the fourth-seeded Nadal sealed it on his first, when the Swiss player returned long. In three weeks I won Geneva and made final of a Grand Slam, so that's big for me. Nadal hit surely the shot of the tournament in the sixth game, taking a fine Wawrinka backhand and lashing it down the line without even looking. Trust me, I felt better last three times when I was winning and I win trophy of the victor.