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Rafael Nadal Just Did What No Other Player Has Done

He won his 10th French Open, the most wins at any major tournament
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 11, 2017 11:00 AM CDT
Rafael Nadal Just Did What No Other Player Has Done
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts on the clay after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in the French Open.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

(Newser) – Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title Sunday, beating No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets as he continued his career-long dominance on clay courts. That he won his 10th French Open is no small stat, notes the AP: That is more than any man or woman has won at any major tournament in the nearly half-century professional era. It took the fourth-seeded Nadal just over two hours to win 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, with the Spaniard sealing it on his second match point when Wawrinka sliced a backhand volley into the net. Nadal did not drop a set all tournament on his way to his 15th Grand Slam title overall. Only Roger Federer has more, with 18, notes the Washington Post, which christens the 31-year-old Nadal the "king of clay." (Read more Rafael Nadal stories.)

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