Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

Claycourt king Rafa Nadal regained his Roland Garros throne after two years in exile with a brutal 6-2 6-3 6-1 mauling of Swiss Stan Wawrinka to complete "La Decima" on Sunday.

In the women's series, Martina Navratilova's 9 titles at WImbledon from 1978 to 1990 and Margaret Court's 11 grand slam titles in the Australian Open are the current records for the sport.

Nadal now holds 15 career Grand Slam titles, surpassing Pete Sampras' 14.

His collection of Slams now stands just three behind great rival Roger Federer.

Nadal did not lose a set in this year's tournament and only dropped a total of 35 games.

Third seed Wawrinka, the 2015 victor, struggled for the majority of the match, committing 29 unforced errors to suffer his first grand slam final defeat in four appearances. "The nerves and adrenaline I feel on this court is impossible to compare". It is hard to compare this tournament to any other. "It's the most important event in my career without a doubt". Another hold and then another break gave Nadal the first set.

2014-Became the first man to win five successive French Open titles. "It's impossible to compare it to another place", he said.

Wawrinka admitted the daunting mental challenge of facing Nadal on his favourite surface contributed heavily to the crushing defeat.

But again, when I enter the court, I enjoy it and I appreciate to be in the final of Grand Slam here in French Open.

Rafael Nadal coasted to a record 10th French Open title yesterday, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final to cement his status as the greatest clay-courter of all time.

Nadal was forced to pull out of last year's French Open - the tournament he cherishes most - after potential career-threatening damage to his left wrist tendons. "I think since the beginning of the year, you can see he's playing more aggressive, staying more close from the line".

Facing the unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the French Open final, Halep took the first set and led 3-0 in the second.

Wawrinka smashed his racket after giving up two set points and the fourth-seeded Nadal sealed it on his first, when the Swiss player returned long.

The 29-year-old is just New Zealand's second Grand Slam victor in the modern era.

"We've worked a lot and without him I would not have 10 trophies", said the Mallorcan, who will rise to No. 2 in the world rankings today.

Wawrinka will be the third oldest victor of the men's title if he succeeds against all the odds on Sunday.

After highlights of Nadal's 10 triumphs were shown on the big screen, Nadal's coach and uncle Toni, who is stepping aside at the end of this season, joined him on stage. "Thank you everyone, you will always be in my heart", he said as the spectators in the Court Philippe Chatrier broke in to applause.

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