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Perfect 10 for Rafael Nadal as he cruises to record-breaking French Open title

It was a 15th Grand Slam crown in all for the Spaniard.

RAFAEL NADAL COASTED to a record 10th French Open title with an emphatic victory over Stan Wawrinka.

Nadal triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times, and earn his 15th Grand Slam crown.

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

Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal prevailed in Paris without dropping a set for a third time.

Meanwhile, it was a first defeat for Wawrinka in a major final, after overcoming Andy Murray to book his place in today’s decider.

Speaking after his impressive victory, Nadal said:

“It’s really unbelievable, to win the 10th is incredible, it’s very special. I’d like to thank all of you today.

“I’m very emotional. I try my best in all the events but the feeling I have here is impossible to describe.

“For me, the nerves, the adrenaline I feel when I play on this court is impossible to compare.

“It’s the most important event in my career, so to win here is something I cannot describe.”

© – AFP, 2017

Additional reporting by Sinead Farrell.

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