Paris, June 12: The Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal on Sunday registered a comprehensive win over his Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka and lifted is 10th French Open Men's Singles Title. Nadal defeated Wawrinka by 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in a match that lasted for more than 2 hours.
Notably, Nadal, after a nervous start, crushed the suspense out of another French Open final against a strong opponent, routing Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, in 2 hours 5 minutes. During the whole match, Nadal did not give any chance to Wawrinka to make a comeback and scored crucial points at every interval. Though it was a hard-fought match between both, Nadal who was already favourite in French Open registered an easy win over Wawrinka.
After winning the French Open title, “In 2005, I thought in 2017 I’d be fishing on my boat in Majorca,” Nadal said. “Back then, of course, I couldn’t think even for a second that this would ever happen to me.”
Nadal further said, “I try my best in all events and that’s the real thing. But the feeling I have here is impossible to describe and difficult to compare to another place.” “For me, the nerves, the adrenaline that I feel when I play in this court is impossible to compare to another feeling. Just for me, it’s the most important event in my career, without a doubt,” he added.
“It’s a lot of joy, but the work goes on,” Nadal said. “As I like to say, if I can do it, someone else can do it. I don’t like to think of myself as someone special. But you need the right ingredients, the right circumstances to win 10 French Opens.”
Interestingly, two-thirds of Nadal’s major titles have come at Roland Garros, where he has an astounding 79-2 record. His only defeats came in the fourth round in 2009 against Robin Soderling and the quarterfinals in 2015 against Djokovic. He has never lost a French Open final, and his 10 victories in Paris make him the first player to win 10 Grand Slam singles titles at the same tournament in the Open era.
With this win, Rafael Nadal created a history as he became the first player to win the same Grand Slam title 10 times. The World's 4th ranked player has 15 Grand Slams to his credit. His collection of Slams now stands just three behind great rival Roger Federer. World No. three Wawrinka, has three Grand Slam titles to his credit including a French Open crown.