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Rafael Nadal wins French Open title for 10th time

Lucia Summers | 14 June, 2017, 06:58

This time, he was a little more composed.

3 - Nadal is the third man to win a major singles title as a teenager, in his 20s and in his 30s. His long-time coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, announced that he will stop coaching his nephew on a fulltime basis, leaving any to wonder what will happen to the famously charmed career of Nadal.

"Tennis players don't need to hit that many tennis balls but when they have a chance to get in the gym and work on the lower body and core that's what helps".

Turned out he could, and he did, as masterful as at any time.

2017: bt Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 - Nadal coasts to a record 10th French Open title, demolishing Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final which also earns the Spaniard a 15th Grand Slam crown.

- Nadal avenged his defeat to the Swede at Roland Garros 12 months earlier.

Rafael Nadal's record now at French Open stands at a staggering 79-2.

Or as the Nadals preferred: La Decima, Spanish for "The Tenth".

French Open champion Rafael Nadal found it "impossible to describe" his feelings after claiming an unprecedented 10th title at the same major. It's impossible to compare it to another place.

"I played against the biggest clay court player ever", Wawrinka said.

"For me to be here for many years is hard to describe. It's a great combination with all the team", said Nadal. "It's always been an honour to play against you, two Grand Slam finals now - congratulations to you for your career".

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Woods, who has been rehabbing from back surgery, said he didn't realize the mix of medications would affect him so strongly. He said he had not been drinking but admits to taking medication - the name of which is muted in the recording.

With the victory, Nadal now has 15 Grand Slam titles, one more than Pete Sampras and behind only rival Roger Federer on the all-time list.

Wawrinka could not convert his threatening single-handed backhand attack into an upper hand, and Nadal, in quest for a record-breaking 10th success at Roland Garros, pleased crowds a lot throughout the match with his consecutive high-quality forehand shots.

"I was trying to find solution, play better, play the game I wanted to play and do something different", explained Wawrinka.

Fresh from #10 victories in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Nadal met a determined opponent, 32-year-old, Stan Wawrinka, in France. "But not only here".

2 - Having claimed the French Open title, Nadal has risen to number two in the world rankings.

Nadal, who has been beset by injury issues during those intervening years, believes it is the way that he responds to adversity that has enabled him to reach such heights. He couldn't bring himself to watch much of the rest of the 2016 French Open, he said, other than some doubles matches involving a good pal, and the singles final. "And here, we had the confirmation".

Wilander said Nadal's resurgence since pulling out of the French Open a year ago with a wrist injury - he also reached the Australian Open final and is back at number two in the rankings - is down to former world number one Carlos Moya joining his team. "And because I am 31 already and not a kid any more". Time and again, when Wawrinka did hit out, he missed, and when he didn't, Nadal was there to rip a victor after winner. "The last couple of years have been awesome for you".

On Sunday, the conditions were exactly to the liking of a guy who grew up on the island of Mallorca and still enjoys fishing in his down time.

The sun is shining, there is barely a trace of cloud in the sky and the temperature is about 85 degrees (30 Celsius) as Sunday's title match approaches.

In the first set, Nadal won on 82 percent of his first serves and 67 percent of his second serves.

Nadal was unable to convert four break points in the fourth game.

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