Tennis

Rafael Nadal and his Roland Garros la decima

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No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968.

His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday.

No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968.

Along with improving to 10-0 in finals at Roland Garros, Nadal increased his career haul to 15 Grand Slam trophies, breaking a tie with Pete Sampras for second place in the history of men’s tennis, behind only rival Roger Federer’s 18.

It marked a stirring return to the top for Nadal in his favorite event and on his favorite surface. Over his career, he is now 79-2 at the French Open and 102-2 in all best-of-five-set matches on clay.

(Text by AP)

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