Rafael Nadal has expressed his joy after beating Stan Wawrinka to bag his 10th French Open title.
Rafael Nadal won the game 6-2 6-3 6-1 as he won the “La Decima” at the French Open and the 15th major title of his career.
The Spaniard won the game without even dropping a set, which was the second time he will be achieving the feat in this year’s French Open and according to Nadal he would not have been able to do this 12 years ago when he won his first trophy.
“Back in 2005 I thought I would have resigned by now and be out fishing in a river in Mallorca. I never thought I would have a long career and win a lot of trophies.”
Nadal ended the final in just two hours and five minutes as he extended his record in Roland Garros over his closest rival Bjorn Borgs who has 6 titles.
“This tournament is really special for me and I understand that my win here is unprecedented.”
“Trust me, this is an happy moment for me because it’s great to be the one to set this record.”
“It’s motivation to other players because if it’s possible for me, then it is for them too.”
“But everything needs to be in place if he want to take home a couple of French Open titles.”
“I am not sure I will meet any player who can do better than me and win the French Open titles a couple of times.”
Rafael Nadal is the best I ever played against – Stan Wawrinka
Although Nadal had struggled with fitness for 3 years after winning the French Open title. But fought his way back to reckoning this year.
It was expected that Stan would pose a threat to Nadal but he was easily brushed aside by the Spaniard.
“Without a doubt he is in the form of his life” Stan said after the game.
“He has been impressive in 2017 and this has made his game more aggressive and direct.”