Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open title:

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Rafael Nadal celebrates victory (CREDIT: REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal defeats Stan Wawrinka in straight sets: 6-2 6-3 6-1 to claim “La Decima” (10 titles) at the French Open.

Rafael Nadal has extended his Grand Slam count to 15 with his straight sets victory, and is the only player in the open era to win 10 titles at the same event.

The result never seemed in doubt as the Spaniard led the charge with his heavy, lefty topspin forehand, which kicked up high to Stan Wawrinka’s forehand and backhand and caused numerous unforced errors. Wawrinka did all he could to prevent the Spaniard’s dominance, but even he couldn’t prevent Nadal from claiming the title as Wawrinka’s failed drop shot hit the net, and Nadal fell onto the parisian clay.

With this victory, Rafael Nadal climbs to number 2 in the world, overtaking Novak Djokovic, with the Spaniard now sitting behind Andy Murray when the updated rankings are released on Monday.

Nadal said of his victory: “To win again here is something I cannot describe.”

 

 

Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka to meet in French Open final:

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Rafael Nadal serving in his victory over Dominic Thiem (CREDIT: Julian Finney/Getty Images )

Stan Wawrinka defeated Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem to set up a mouth-watering clash for the French Open title on Sunday.

Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss who won the title in 2015 against Novak Djokovic, faced a tough test in Britain’s Andy Murray as the two squared off in the semi-final at the French Open for the second year in a row.

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