Rafael Nadal tastes victory yet again at Roland Garros. The King of Clay earns his tenth career French Open title, defeating Stan Wawrinka.
Rafael Nadal defeats Stan Wawrinka to earn his tenth French Open title.
The Spanish superstar has seen a resurgence in 2017. His title at Roland Garros gives Nadal an incredible fifteen Grand Slam singles titles.
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Nadal controlled the championship match from the start. Despite Wawrinka’s best efforts to make a stand on several occasions, the Swiss tennis star was no match for Nadal. Wawrinka is the 2015 Roland Garros champion.
Nadal wins 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.
After defeating Dominic Thiem in the semifinals, Nadal was set for the finals. His time at Roland Garros this year has been beyond impressive. No opponent took more than four games from him in any given set.
The resurgence of Nadal comes along with that of Roger Federer. The 35-year-old Swiss superstar decided to forego the 2017 French Open. With Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray seeing ups and downs in 2017, Nadal can continue to win in the second half of the year. Look for both him and Federer, who is likely resting and preparing for the final two majors, to be the players to beat on tour.
Wawrinka must not be forgotten either.
The world No. 3 in men’s singles had one of the more difficult paths at Roland Garros. He defeated the likes of Murray, Gael Monfils, Marin Cilic, and Fabio Fognini among others. The 32-year-old Swiss tennis star will remain a top player all year long.
Stay tuned to see how Rafael Nadal fares throughout the rest of the 2017 ATP World Tour.
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