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The achievement of winning 10 French Open titles is called "La Decima", and has been described by John McEnroe as the ultimate sporting achievement.

I'm quite sad to have lost the final.

Nadal was presented with the Coupe des Mousquetaires by his uncle Toni in a heart-warming moment, and he thanked his former coach for helping him achieve historic heights.

Sometimes, the French Open offers some shocking outcomes.

Nadal proved that once again on Sunday as he swept aside Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.

Nadal said: "Nine or 10, it's only 10 per cent more".

Nadal swept aside Wawrinka in three sets to win 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in two hours and five minutes.

Despite being up against the undisputed king of clay, Wawrinka came into the final full of confidence after beating top-ranked Andy Murray in the previous round.

The least number of games dropped by Nadal in his 10 title runs in Paris, although one of those wins was a 6-2, 2-0 (retired) match against compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain (R) and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland posing with their trophies after their men's singles final match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 11June 2017.

He appeared to weather the early storm by swatting away four break points in his second service game, only to then be broken in the next two as the first set disappeared. Nadal needed just one as he forced Wawrinka wide and the Swiss overcooked his forehand to hand the Spaniard the advantage in the match.

It was the 22nd Slam finale for Nadal; just the fourth for Wawrinka, the oldest man in the championship match in 44 years.

Wawrinka was flat, striking not a single victor off his glorious single-handed backhand in the first set, and with less than an hour on the clock his task already looked forlorn. It was the Swiss player's 17th unforced error.

3 - Nadal is the third man to win a major singles title as a teenager, in his 20s and in his 30s.

They previously captured the 2015 Australian and French Opens as well as the 2016 US Open.

Rafael Nadal will aim to complete a La Decima at Stade Roland Garros when he takes on Swiss global Stan Wawrinka in a blockbuster tennis evening, today.

Gustavo Kuerten has been given his Hall of Fame ring in a ceremony marking 20 years since the Brazilian won his first French Open title.


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