Rafael Nadal Extends French Open Record With 10th Title

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Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after winning the final against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka. Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Claycourt master Rafael Nadal was too hot to handle as he crushed Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 to claim a record-extending 10th French Open title on Sunday.

The fourth seed, who has lost only two matches at Roland Garros since his debut in 2005, is now just one short of Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 titles at a single grand slam.

Nadal, who has now won 15 grand slam titles in total, was never troubled in a one-sided final.

He claimed the Musketeers Cup without dropping a set in the tournament for the third time, having lost only 35 games en route to achieving what has been dubbed 'La Decima'.

Wawrinka, who had won his three previous finals at a major, bowed out on the second match point when he sliced a backhand volley into the net.

Nadal's Career Highlights

2003—Became the youngest player to reach the third round at Wimbledon since Boris Becker in 1984.

2004—Defeated then-world number two Andy Roddick to help Spain clinch the Davis Cup title. He won the tournament again in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

2005—Won the French Open on his debut in 2005 and a year later beat Roger Federer in the final for his second title.

2007—Became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win a hat-trick of Roland Garros titles.

2008—Won gold medal at Beijing Olympics for Spain in singles. He won the doubles gold with Marc Lopez at 2016 Rio Games.

2009—Suffered his first French Open defeat when he lost to Robin Soderling in the fourth round.

2010—He came back to regain the title, beating Soderling in the final. He also won his first U.S. Open title, becoming the seventh man to win all four grand slam titles.

2011—Matched Borg's record of six French Open titles.

2013—Became the first man with eight titles at the same grand slam tournament when he beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final. He also won the U.S. Open.

2014—Became the first man to win five successive French Open titles.

2017—Reached the Australian Open final where he lost to Federer in five sets. The Spaniard won three titles on the Tour before entering Roland Garros.

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