French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal Wins his 10th Roland Garros Title

Stan Wawrinka was utterly dominated by Rafael Nadal.  Stan faced a player who was hitting the ball freely while defending the court in an airtight manner.  Wawrinka often hit multiple strong shots in a single point and still lost the point in question.  Nadal was awesome. The match was not close after 2-2 in the first set.  I am not sure what else to say about the match.

In terms of history, Rafael Nadal has further etched his name into the record books and strengthened his position in debates regarding the mythic all-time pecking order.   Nadal is certainly the most dominant player ever on clay.  That was already clearly established, but 10 has a nice ring to it.  To put 10-0 in French Open finals into perspective, I need to combine Bjorn Borg’s 6-0 mark with Gustavo Kuerten’s 3-0 mark and Thomas Muster’s 1-0 mark to reach 10-0.  Nadal is also well positioned to grab more weeks at #1 before the start of the 2018 European clay court swing.  The first half of the 2017 season is in the books, and Rafael Nadal has been the player of the year to this point.  Nadal has added a great deal to his career story in 2017.  That is nearly as remarkable as his 10 Roland Garros titles.

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