Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday.
The 31-year-old Nadal was overwhelmingly good from start to finish against Wawrinka. The Spaniard won 6-2 6-3 6-1 to secure ‘La Decima’ at Roland Garros, and his 15th major title.
Nadal – who won without dropping a set in the tournament for the third time – said he could not have imagined such success when he first won 12 years ago.
He said: “In 2005, I thought in 2017 I’d be fishing on my boat in Mallorca. I didn’t really think I’d have such a long career and win so many tournaments.”
Rafa Nadal at @RolandGarros:
? Matches: 81
✅ Won: 79
❌ Lost: 2
? Titles: 10
? Sets Won: 93%
The King of Clay ???? pic.twitter.com/OFt18qR7WG
— SPORF (@Sporf) 11 June 2017
That moment you make tennis history
No man had previously won a single Slam on 10 occasions in the Open era
— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) 11 June 2017