Nadal beats Wawrinka to win French Open for a 10th time

Margaret Court is the only player to have won more editions of the same grand slam, with 11 wins at the Australian Open, but her run of success began before the Open Era in 1968.

Nadal dispatched Wawrinka, the 2015 French Open champion, 6-2, 6-3 6-1 Sunday to secure a result that was never even the slightest bit in doubt. Despite having spent more than five hours on court getting to the final, Wawrinka had the first break point in the third game.

Nadal was simply unstoppable as he roared past Stan Wawrinka and he became the outright second-most successful player of all-time as he moved onto a total of 15 Slams.

It marked a stirring return to the top for Nadal at his preferred event and surface where over his career, he is 79-2 at Roland Garros and 102-2 in all best-of-five-set matches on clay.

Nadal's desolation then was in stark contrast to the joy he showed here at the moment of victory, lying flat on his back in customary fashion to celebrate a remarkable achievement.

The absence of Roger Federer was also notable.

Nadal was soon a double break to the good for 4-1 and held for 5-1.

All the third seed could do was applaud. Instead, Nadal held serve and then broke convincingly to win the first set against serve. He got the point to deuce and had Nadal on the ropes, but some brilliant serving from the Spaniard fought it off to keep things on serve. That year, Rosewall (who was 37) won the Australian Open and Andres Gimeno (at 34) won the French Open.

However, that proved useless to Wawrinka as his Spanish opponent went through the second set 6-3 in 44 minutes. "In this final, to win the Decima is very, very special".

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"I know Wawrinka is a very unsafe opponent, so my mentality was there all the time thinking that I can not give him the chance to be back in the match", the No. 4 seed explained. "But the feeling I have here is impossible to describe and hard to compare to another place".

Nadal added in English: "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe".

While Nadal lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires, a huge banner was unveiled in the stands saying, "Bravo Rafa".

“Rafa, I have nothing to say – you were too good, ” said third seed Wawrinka.

"What you are doing in tennis is unbelievable".

"You are a great example and it's always been an honour to play against you".

Moya is also expected to take Toni's place as Nadal's main coach in the next season.

"Without my uncle I would not have won 10 trophies", said Nadal who will rise to two in the world rankings on Monday.

"Thanks to my uncle, he's been with me since I was three years old, we've been working a lot and without him I would not have these 10 trophies with me", he said.

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