History was created in Paris as Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open! The Spaniard completely dominated the match to humble Swiss Stan Wawrinka in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in just over 2 hours to further extend his domination on the Parisian Clay.
Such has been Nadal’s domination this year that he won the title without dropping the set.
Rafael Nadal was completely dominant in the Opening Set, smacking winners from all parts of the court and taking the ball early. The Spaniard kept Wawrinka on the back foot and didn’t let the aggressive side of the Swiss come out. With 10 winners in the first set, Nadal forced the Swiss to go for his shots, who hit as many as 17 unforced errors.
Though Nadal’s first serve percentage was not that high (48%), his first serve was effect, giving him 9/11 points. Wawrinka’s serve was neutralized well Nadal, whose patience was credited with two breaks of serve.
Nadal kept the momentum in his favour as he took a two sets to love lead after taking the Second Set 6-3. Breaking the Wawrinka serve in the very first game, Nadal kept his aggression on and kept frustrating the Swiss, who seemed clueless about what to do and what not.
Very influential at the net, Nadal won all his points when he came in and also won many points on his first serve (89%). Wawrinka broke a racquet at the end of the set, showing his frustration and helplessness.
The writing was on the wall for Wawrinka, who lost his very first serve yet again in the Third Set, giving Nadal the advantage he was looking for right from the start. Though Wawrinka was fighting extremely hard in the Third Set, the early break made him pay with Nadal maintaining his composure to serve out the match and lift an awe-inspiring 10th Roland Garros title.