Rafael Nadal has become the first male player in history to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam when he beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the French Open final today. In a dominant display, Nadal had just 12 unforced errors across the three sets to go along with his 27 winners.
Confident Nadal takes first set comfortably
Both players started the match by holding their serves comfortably, with both players combined dropping just one point on their serve across the opening two games. It was the Swiss who created the first real chance when he earned the game’s first break point, but Nadal was
Rafa secures second set as Stan loses his cool
Wawrinka started the second set with a confident forehand winner to take the score to 30-15 as Nadal was handed a time violation warning. However, the latter not only secured the game but also broke former in the very next game to take a commanding lead in the match. For the first time since the opening games of the match, both
Nadal secures La Decima
Just like he had done in the second set, Nadal broke Wawrinka early to take a lead in the very first game. He went on to hold his serve to edge closer to the historic 10th title at Roland Garros. After holding his serve rather comfortably, the 32-year-old Swiss took a 30-0 lead in the next game, only to see his opponent win four of the next five points to take the game.