(June 11, 2017) Rafael Nadal became the first man or woman in the Open Era to win one major ten times. The Spaniard dismissed No. 3 Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to win his tenth Roland Garros title on Sunday in Paris.
The victory gives Nadal his 15th major title – he now stands alone in second place on the all-time list jumping ahead of Pete Sampras at 14, just three majors behind Roger Federer.
“I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe. It’s impossible to compare it to another place,” Nadal said. “The nerves, the adrenaline, I feel on the court are impossible to compare to another feeling. This is the most important event in my career.”
“He’s playing the best he’s ever played. That’s for sure,” said Wawrinka.
“Nothing to say about today.” “You were too good.”
“It was the Rafa I was expecting. We saw how he has been playing since the beginning of the season, fit, aggressive, his level has been incredible,” said the 32-year-old Wawrinka.
Nadal is an amazing 79-2 at the French Open.
Nadal completed the tournament without losing a set, and losing only 35 games. Only Bjorn Borg winning in Paris in 1978 lost fewer -32.
Nadal will move up in the rankings to world No. 2 and Wawrinka will remain at No. 3.
More to follow..