Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

Rufina Vignone
Giugno 27, 2017

Rafael Nadal has become the first player to book his place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November after the Spaniard won Sunday a record 10th French Open title in Paris.

Nadal won for the 16th time in 19 meetings with Wawrinka, who insisted there was plenty to be positive about following his recent performances. The beaten finalist at Roland Garros and the current US Open champion Stan Wawrinka is amongst the field.

Nadal acknowledged afterward that he dealt with a real case of jitters while he waited for the final to resume Monday after it was suspended in the fourth set because of rain Sunday night.

Rafael Nadal will resume his bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon buoyed by his record-breaking French Open but wary of the traps which have ensnared him at the All England Club.

And Toni insisted that going into the final, he was confident that Nadal would continue his impressive return to tennis court and sweep the French Open title as well.

Assuming Nadal plays Wimbledon, this will be just the second time since 2005 that he has gone to the year's third major without a warm-up. Nadal's flying on the court and that gives him that extra confidence.

The Spaniard's relentless depth and power left Wawrinka trying for his spectacular winners from too wide and too deep, opening up the court for Nadal's forehand to deliver the decisive blows. Nadal also celebrated his fifth Mutua Madrid Open title.

'RAFA, JUST TOO GOOD' "It's hard for me to compare this to any other event". He was on his way.

After the match, Nadal said, "You know, on paper, when you look at the scores, it all seems fairly easy [.] But it's not". "So for sure, I have doubts". Last year, Nadal had to withdraw from the tournament due to wrist injury.

The next Grand Slam, Wimbledon begins on June 3, 2017.

Key Stat: Nadal faced only one break point, which he saved.

"You are a great example and it's always been an honor to play against you". Relentless as ever, he made only 12 unforced errors and held all 12 of his service games. "Tennis players don't need to hit that many tennis balls but when they have a chance to get in the gym and work on the lower body and core that's what helps".

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