Rafael Nadal claims 10th French Open Title


Rafael Nadal, popularly dubbed as ‘king of the clay court’, defeated Swiss opponent Stan Wawrinka on Sunday to reclaim the French Open title after a two-year exile.

The game ended 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 as the Spaniard dominated proceedings from start to finish. In just over two hours the game was over as Nadal completed 10th French Open win in his career.

The 31-year-old former World Number one had been injury plagued for the past 3 years and hadn’t had a major title win in that time. Stan Wawrinka who had won the French Open in 2015 defeated World Number one Andy Murray in the semi-final to set up a Final match against Nadal.

‘‘I’m a little emotional, the nerves and adrenaline I feel on this court is impossible to compare’’ said an elated Rafael Nadal after the win. He now has 15 career Grand Slam titles, 32-year-old Stan missed out on becoming the oldest French Open winner sinceAndres Gimeno in 1972.

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