Rafael Nadal wins the French Open and stakes a claim as the most dominant player ever at a single Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal wins the French OpenClive Brunskill/Getty ImagesRafael Nadal wins the French Open

Rafael Nadal did it again.

Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka in the final of the French Open, winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.

By winning the French Open, Nadal has staked a claim as the most dominating tennis player ever at a single Grand Slam. Nadal is the first player ever, men or women, to win one Grand Slam ten times. He was tied with Martina Navratilova, who won Wimbledon nine times.

Nadal now also has a jaw-dropping 79-2 career record at Roland-Garros, including 20-0 in semifinals and finals.

This was also arguably his most dominant performance at the French Open and it comes at age 31. Nadal lost just 35 games in the tournament, his fewest ever by six games.

Nadal now has 15 career Grand Slam titles, the second-most all-time, breaking his tie with Pete Sampras. He is now just three titles behind Roger Federer for the most ever, with 18.

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