2017 French Open Men's Singles Final - Rafael Nadal(Spain)beat Stan Wawrinka(Swiss)and wins 10th French Open Title Sunday June 11,2017
Rafael Nadal secures sensational 'La Decima' with French Open final victory over Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal(Spain) coasted to a record 10th French Open title on Sunday June 11,2017, demolishing Stan Wawrinka (Swiss)in a brutally one-sided final which also earned the Spaniard a 15th Grand Slam crown.
Nadal, 31, triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times. His collection of Slams now stands just three behind great rival Roger Federer, a staggering statistic coming just a year after he quit Roland Garros with a wrist injury.
Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal triumphed in Paris without dropping a set for a third time.
He also lost just 35 games in total and only six in the final, his most comprehensive victory since allowing Roger Federer four games in the 2008 final.
Once Hollywood A-lister Nicole Kidman had helped unbox the Coupe des Mousquetaires to a crowd already wilting in 30-degree heat, the final was underway.
It was the 22nd Slam finale for Nadal; just the fourth for Wawrinka, the oldest man in the championship match in 44 years. Sunday was also the first time since 1969 that the Roland Garros final had featured two men over 30
Rafael Nadal(Spain) In Numbers
10 - Nadal's titles in Paris have come from 10 finals - he has never lost at Roland Garros once he has reached the semi-finals.
15 - Nadal is now on his own in second place for the most Grand Slam singles titles won by a man. He had been level with Pete Sampras. Roger Federer leads on 18.
79 - Nadal has now won all but two of the 81 matches he has played at Roland Garros in his career.
102 - The Spaniard has won 102 best-of-five-set matches on clay, with his only losses coming here to Robin Soderling in 2009 and against Novak Djokovic in 2014.
2 - Nadal will be ranked world number two on Monday, his highest ranking since October 2014.
53 - This is Nadal's 53rd clay-court title, more than any other player. He also won his 10th titles this year in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
35 - Nadal averaged just five games lost in his seven matches this year, three more than Bjorn Borg's record set in 1978.
3 - This was the third time in his career Nadal has won the tournament without dropping a set. He also did so in 2008 and 2010.
1 - Nadal's 6-0 6-1 6-0 victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili in round three was the first time he has only lost one game in a match at Roland Garros.